Co-Founder & President of BESE

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Daniel Batista has over fifteen years experience in the media & entertainment industry and specializes in startups at the intersection of media and technology. Mr. Batista is currently Co-Founder & President of BESE, a next-generation media brand founded by celebrity Zoe Saldana. BESE’s mission is to broaden and reshape the cultural narrative by shining light on the untold stories that reflect today’s America. Previously, Daniel served as SVP, Head of Content Licensing and Business Development at MiTú, a leading digital-first media brand for Latino youth backed by Upfront Ventures, AwesomenessTV, WPP, Verizon Ventures, The Chernin Group, and AMC Networks. Before MiTú, he served as Director, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at theAudience, a social media publishing startup backed by William Morris Endeavor, Sean Parker, Guggenheim and Founder&Fund. Prior to entering the digital media startup space, Mr. Batista spent two years as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting focused primarily on digital media casework with extensive experience in launching over-the- top (OTT) subscription networks.

Prior to consulting, Mr. Batista spent eight years in global operational, finance, sales and distribution roles in television and film based in the US, UK, and Mexico at three major film studios: Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. Mr. Batista received his MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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