FreedomPop provides disruptive mobile services including the world's first 100% free mobile plan so that no one is left off the "connected grid." Founded in 2012, FreedomPop is rewriting the rules of the global telecoms industry accelerating the convergence of Internet models and technology with traditional Telecom. It has closed more than $109 million in funding. In addition to free mobile service, the company offers a suite of devices, digital services, and innovative social sharing allowing users to share data across accounts. Services are currently available in the U.S. and U.K., with plans to expand to a dozen more countries this year.
The FreedomPop Team consists of seasoned web and telecom entrepreneurs who are committed to providing to customers free mobile services in the same way Skype provides free voice, Dropbox free data and Spotify free music. Through its innovative model and approach, FreedomPop currently offers customers free 4G mobile phone service, free wireless internet, and free home broadband.
About the founders/CEO:
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Stephen Stokols currently serves as CEO of FreedomPop, the fastest growing wireless carrier in the US, which he cofounded in 2012. In this capacity, Stephen leads all aspects of company development including product innovation, customer acquisition and partner alliances. Under Stephen's leadership, FreedomPop has grown to over 80 employees and earned numerous industry awards for its innovation and disruptive impact on the wireless market.
Stephen also served as British Telecom's VP of Strategy and Product Development through 2007. At BT, he generated over $500 million in new wave revenue putting BT in the forefront of online communications, digital media and open Wi-Fi. Stephen started his career with Accenture then left to co-found JustWhatiWant.com, profitably sold in 2000. Stephen also worked in venture capital and was Director of eCommerce for Qwest Communications. He holds two graduate degrees, an MBA from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Steven Sesar currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for FreedomPop, where he leads all monetization, customer acquisition, site conversion, and retention efforts. Steven is a seasoned technologist, internet executive, and entrepreneur with 15 years experience with a primary focus on consumer internet products.
Prior to cofounding FreedomPop, Steven served as VP Marketing & Revenue for Woo Media, Inc., an online interactive video platform with multiple consumer properties across web, Facebook, and mobile platforms, and he was responsible for driving over 10 million registered users and developing a multi-million dollar revenue stream. Steven also previously led the business development efforts for Shopzilla, the Internet's leading comparison-shopping engine that was acquired by E.W. Scripps in 2005 for $585 million. Steven played an integral role in positioning Shopzilla for acquisition, brokering partnerships with leading media and technology companies. In 2006, Steven's role was expanded to lead consumer acquisition initiatives, where he leveraged innovative marketing practices resulting in significant revenue uplift. Steven started his career with Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting group, where he served as the Technology, Media and Communications industry expert for the Los Angeles office and helped grow the business into a multi-million dollar unit. Steven holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BS from UCLA.