By Sahil Patel
Hulu’s vice president of product, Lonn Lee has left the company to join former Hulu chief Jason Kilar’s new startup that people know very little about.
As first reported by Tim Peterson at Ad Age this morning, Lee, who joined Hulu in 2011, has already left the company. Lee was responsible for Hulu’s product initiatives, specifically mobile projects like bringing the Hulu Plus app to Google’s Chromecast device (which Hulu recently did).
It’s unclear what Lee will be doing at The Fremont Project, Kilar’s new startup. But that shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as there’s very little known about the venture at all. The commonly accepted idea is that the startup has something to do with home entertainment, with a focus on mobile video — that really narrows it down, yeah?
What is clear, though, is that Kilar has no problem grabbing people from his old company to help build out his new one. Kilar founded The Fremont Project with former Hulu chief technology officer Richard Tom, and since has added Jean-Paul Colaco, Hulu’s former head of ad sales, and Zachary Pinter, who was a senior software developer at Hulu.
Stay tuned as more details come to light about what the project is, or, at least, see who Kilar and company poach from Hulu next.