Ayinde Alakoye is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the VC-backed Co-founder of his third live broadcast radio streaming venture, nēdl. He is a TechCrunch contributor, an Executive Board Member of the Applications Development Alliance and was a recipient of the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Emancipation of Capital Award with Mark Cuban and Congressman John Lewis. Ayinde served as a speech contributor and message advisor to Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 presidential election campaigns. A decade prior, he began his media career at the #1 revenue-generating radio station in the country, WTOP, before setting sales records for Clear Channel and CBS (Howard Stern), respectively. After leaving the ad sales business on top, Ayinde started Thumb Radio with his business partner to stream every radio station on the planet to your cell phone – in 2003. That technology later evolved into a partnership with his former employer, Clear Channel, where his company became the first to stream their stations on a mobile phone, which became the first iteration of the iheartradio app.