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Avi Gandhi

AirShareVR
Co-Founder

Avi Gandhi, a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, is currently co-founder and CEO at AirShareVR. Previously, as an Agent in the Digital department at WME|IMG, he was responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities at the intersection of tech and entertainment for the agency's clients and IMG's owned properties. 

 

In 2010, Avi started at WME in the Self Serve distribution group, where he handled WME's output deals with various platforms like iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, and Amazon. He managed the releases of albums from artists like Aretha Franklin and Paul van Dyk, and independent films for talent including Ray Kurzweil, Ricki Lake, and Maria Menounos. After taking over Self Serve in 2011, Avi developed a new independent film model to finance and distribute premium content from high-level digital-native creators. This led to the successful indie film CAMP TAKOTA, which he distributed, and sparked off the influencer-driven film boom in the digital media sector, earning him accolades from Variety's New Leaders and Forbes' 30 Under 30 lists. 

 

Avi went on to build WME's crowdfunding and gaming initiatives, hiring key executives and opening dozens of new high-level partner relationships for the agency and its clients, and was heavily involved in the development of WME|IMG's digital talent and eSports divisions. Over the course of his career at WME, Avi helped sign or represent the digital businesses of star clients including Sylvester Stallone, Lea Michele, Blake Shelton, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, as well as major digital stars including DeStorm Power, Captain Sparklez, The Dolan Twins, and German Garmendia. He also consulted for several startups in WME's portfolio including Combatant Gentlemen and Represent.

Avi left WME|IMG in May 2016 to pursue his passion for VR as the next phase in the evolution of entertainment, as the co-founder and CEO of AirShareVR.

My Moderators Sessions

Saturday, April 15
 

3:30pm