Evan is the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, a platform for people to maintain the spontaneity of social messaging without having to worry about managing a persistent and constant online identity. Released in 2011, the app lets users take photos, record short videos, add text and drawings and send them to a controlled list of recipients. The content is permanently deleted after being viewed. According to Snapchat, in May 2014 the app's users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was viewed 500 million times per day. Prior to founding Snapchat, Evan worked as a software developer at Intuit and attended Stanford University.
Colin Nagy is Head of Strategy at FRED & FARID, a marketing and advertising agency based in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai and Pairs. Previously Nagy was Executive Director of Media at The Barbarian Group. Throughout his career, Nagy has represented clients including GE, Samsung, Bloomberg and Pepsi, and holds deep media expertise stemming from his work with The Guardian, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and CNN. Nagy is also active in the New York startup scene, serving as an advisor to companies including Lot18, Percolate, and OLO.
Startup entrepreneur Alex Fine argues that while advertisers use sex to sell everything, platforms often censor anything having to do with female sexuality and pleasure