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Thiede Joins Starry After Spending More Than 14 Years Helping Lead the Google Fiber, Google Access and Google.org Efforts
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 7, 2016) - Starry, Inc. today announced that Kristen Morrissey Thiede has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy. In this capacity, Thiede will lead the business development and corporate strategy for Starry as it builds and expands its fixed wireless broadband network nationally and globally. She will have responsibility for developing partnerships and alliances that enhance the company's strategic growth priorities.
Thiede brings to Starry nearly two decades of experience in media and technology. She most recently served as an advisor at Metamorphic Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm that invests in start-up and early-stage technology companies. Prior to Metamorphic Ventures, Thiede spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kristen to Starry, where her skills and experience will have a positive impact on day one," said Starry co-Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia. "Kristen knows firsthand the challenges in building a broadband network and her experience and success with Google Fiber is a tremendous asset as we build out Starry Internet here in the U.S. and abroad. Our millimeter wave technology offers unlimited opportunities for growth, and we're excited for Kristen to help lead our expansion efforts."
"I've always been driven to take on big challenges," said Thiede. "The Starry team is led by world class engineers developing some of the most innovative connectivity technologies in the market today. Starry's development of an active phased array for millimeter waves is a game-changer that has the potential to solve connectivity challenges around the world. I'm excited to be a part of a passionate team of technologists willing to push big ideas and innovative technology forward."
Starry is a Boston- and New York-based technology company focused on re-imagining and revolutionizing how consumers access and connect to the internet. Starry is deploying the world's first millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer internet communications, using that technology as a platform for rolling out a nationwide fixed wireless broadband network. Starry Internet will launch its first beta in the Greater Boston area in the summer of 2016. Additional cities will be announced throughout the year.
About Starry, Inc.
At Starry, Inc., we believe the future is wireless. Connecting people and things to high-speed, broadband internet should be simple, effortless and affordable. Starry is re-imagining broadband access by developing an eco-system of products and services designed to simplify and improve your connected life. Utilizing millimeter waves as an alternative to fixed wireline broadband, Starry has developed and is deploying the world's first active phased array technology for consumer internet communications, capable of achieving speeds of up to one gigabit of internet service -- wirelessly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional broadband. And, with self-installation, broadband access and expansion is simplified further for the consumer. Starry is a better, more affordable way of connecting to the internet. Based in Boston and New York City, Starry is backed by world-class investors and led by the former executives of Aereo, the groundbreaking online television platform. To learn more about Starry, visit: Starry.com.