Outside Interactive Welcomes Jay Batson to its Advisory Board
Batson Will Advise on the Company’s Strategic Direction and Growth Initiatives
Hopkinton, MA November 30, 2020 – Today it was announced Jay Batson has joined Outside interactive’s Board of Advisors. In this role, he will assist with team management, scaling, capital planning and other strategic initiatives.
Batson is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and full-time mentor in the Boston ecosystem. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Acquia, which was acquired in September, 2019 by Vista Equity Partners for $1 Billion. Prior to that, he was founder & CEO of Pingtel, which was acquired by Bluesocket in 2007.
“We are thrilled to have Jay join our team as an advisor to help with our direction and growth initiatives,” stated Gary McNamee, Outside Interactive founder and CEO. “Simply put, Jay has been where we want to go. I am confident he can help us get there.”
“Gary first introduced himself back in 2018, bringing his company to my attention. I’ve been an avid fitness enthusiast for many years and the idea of putting simulation technology into an app, communicating with treadmills and bringing famous race routes to the participant was intriguing. When you factor today’s Covid related climate and project out to the foreseeable future, it is also incredibly timely. I hope to help Gary and his team capitalize on the explosive growth the connected fitness space is seeing and help position his company to bring these endurance events to a whole new audience in a fun and engaging way.”
About Outside Interactive:
Outside Interactive is a Hopkinton, MA developer of Virtual Runner, a revolutionary patented forward motion technology solution featuring famous race courses, popular running routes and scenic destinations, all shot in high definition from a runner’s point of view. Founded by Gary McNamee, a lifelong Boston resident, avid runner and serial entrepreneur, Gary developed Virtual Runner after becoming bored on the treadmill and frustrated with not being able to train properly in New England’s unpredictable and often harsh weather. For more information, visit Outside Interactive