DeBevoise, Philip

Founder and CEO | Citizine Networks, Inc.

DeBevoise, Philip

Philip DeBevoise is the Founder and CEO of Citizine Networks, Inc. Citizine is a global, lifestyle & travel platform targeting urban global citizens. Citizine integrates three key pillars – video and editorial content (original & curated) + social (network of influencers) + proprietary technology to "tag" videos for places and the ability to save, share and transact with those places ("Actionable Content"). Citizine currently reaches over 11 million followers thru its cross-platform network of cultural & travel influencers from the worlds of music, fashion, beauty, travel and adventure sports, among others. Citizine's curated content, data and technology have attracted global partners including American Express, Departures Magazine, Pepsi, General Motors, Coffee Bean as well as a number of other travel industry and lifestyle brands.

In February 2018, Citizine launched the Travel Video Awards (TVAs) ( honoring the best videos created by independent filmmakers, travel industry, lifestyle brands and media companies. Over 400 videos were submitted by such brands as CNN, Etihad Airways, American Airlines, Croatian National Tourist Office, W Hotels, Travel + Leisure magazine and Princess Cruises, among others. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) was the presenting sponsor of the 2018 TVAs (online competition) as well as the award ceremony held on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Prior to founding Citizine, DeBevoise was the President and Co-Founder of Machinima, Inc. - the next generation video entertainment network for young males that currently reaches over 180M viewers per month generating over 2B video views per month. Machinima was acquired by Warner Bros. in November 2016.

Prior to Machinima, DeBevoise was one of the founders of Creative Planet. Prior to that, he was VP of TCI Interactive, formerly the Internet investment vehicle of the giant cable company, Tele-Communications, Inc. Prior to TCI, DeBevoise was a co-founder and SVP of AND Interactive Communications, an award-winning interactive design and production company, which was sold to TCI.

DeBevoise is an investor and advisor in a number of media/tech/consumer companies around the globe including StyleHaul, DanceOn, Big Balls, Tubular Labs, MVP Sports, Joylux, Let It Block, CG Hopkins and Octoly, among others.

DeBevoise graduated from the University of Connecticut, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Economics.