Thuuz is an award-winning mobile and connected TV service revolutionizing how consumers discover and connect to sports programming. We alert fan fanatics, sports enthusiasts and casual viewers to the most exciting sporting events as they're happening - leveraging advanced algorithmic analysis, social signaling and fan preferences. We also direct fans to where they can tune into the game - TV, web or mobile. Our partners include leading TV providers, wireless carriers and electronics companies.
Download our free apps and don't miss a moment of exciting action from your favorite sports, including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, European Soccer, and more.
Who is Thuuz?
Warren is a long-time Cubs fan, which is probably why he is so passionate about discussing *sports excitement* rather than World Series victories. In addition to baseball, Warren follows and participates in a wide variety of sports from across the globe. His secret passion is to see Ultimate Frisbee declared an official Olympic sport. Off the pitch, Warren has helped start dozens of companies as a Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Prior to DFJ, Warren was an engineer with impressive skill at changing out vacuum tubes and sorting punch cards.
Bob BarcklayVP Engineering
When he's not coding or sleeping, Bob likes to watch English Premier League football. His favorite teams at the moment are Tottenham and Arsenal. Thuuz is Bob's 3rd start-up but the first in which he can watch sports in the middle of the day and call it "working". Prior to Thuuz, he co-founded iKnowMed (acquired by McKesson) and ran engineering for Kivera (acquired by Telecommunication Systems).
Dan Lythcott-HaimsVP User Experience
Dan's brush with sporting success came as a referee for the under-8 AYSO league. Unfortunately, he was sidelined by a whistle sprain and never regained his confidence. He spent ten years as Creative Director for Pandora, designing for web, mobile, and CE platforms. Before Pandora, Dan designed exhibits for science and history museums.
Bill hung up his rugby cleats long ago and now plays vicariously through his favorite teams: Tonga and Seahawks Youth Rugby. When he's not busy watching his four kids play various sports and musical instruments, Bill is still trying to catch up to his older brother in Taekwondo. Bill is a "cereal" entrepreneur, having eaten lots of Cheerios as CEO & co-founder of Simplify Media (acquired by Google) and VP Corp Dev at Tumbleweed (TMWD; acquired by Axway), after stints at Connectix (acquired by Microsoft) and Adobe.
Brandon FieldsJedi of Engineering
Brandon has been programming since 1995, with a break in the middle to pursue a career in law enforcement. After 3 years as a Deputy Sheriff, Brandon returned to Silicon Valley only to get sidetracked again with a short stint as a famous fire-eater at Xfire (ask him about that one). When not working, you'll find Brandon at the local skatepark with his OLD school skate buddies. For some reason they like to call him "Five-O".
Alan LevinVP Analytics
Living in Canada, Alan spends a surprising amount of time and energy convincing bartenders to switch off hockey games so he can faithfully follow Fighting Illini basketball on obscure satellite channels. Alan worked for start-up popularity engine Direct Hit and, after its acquisition, continued to develop search algorithms for over a decade at Ask.com.
Michael SchmierVP Product
Michael developed a love for sports growing up in Valdosta, GA a.k.a. Winnersville, USA. While he was too small to try out for the town's beloved high school football team, he did make the wrestling squad at the 105 lbs weight class - not much competition there! At college Michael became a ravenous Tar Heels basketball fan and catalogued over 57 different "Go UNC" chants. Michael has run product management and marketing at Babycenter, Merced Systems, and Focus.com. Michael also serves on the board of Greatschools.org.