Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> October 26, 2023

Interview with the Chairman and CEO: LiveOne Inc. (NASDAQ:LVO)

Ellin, Robert
Robert Ellin is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of LiveOne, Inc., driving the company’s overall strategy and leading both the LiveOne and Slacker business units. Mr. Ellin developed the concept for LiveOne and founded the company in 2015, raising the initial capital and negotiating festival and distribution rights. He led the acquisition of Slacker Radio and took LiveOne public in December 2017. Mr. Ellin is also the founder and managing director of Trinad Management, a Los Angeles-based hedge fund. A long-time believer — and investor — in transformative digital technology and media, Mr. Ellin has launched, sold, and taken public dozens of ventures, and overseen investments in gaming companies Majesco and THQ, as well as Jaxx Pacific and many others. Prior to founding LiveOne, Mr. Ellin was the Chairman of Digital Turbine, where he worked with business partner Peter Guber to successfully take the company public. He also ran, and then sold, internet media company iWon to Barry Diller’s IAC. Mr. Ellin began his career in finance, working at Eli Rothschild in institutional sales before moving to Lombard Securities. A New York native, he is a graduate of Pace University. Profile
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TWST: So tell our readers about the history of the company, how it’s evolved, and your overall corporate philosophy.

Mr. Ellin: So I