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Jason Kilar’s New Startup Vessel Comes Out Of Hiding, With Backing By Greylock And Benchmark

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Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is finally ready to talk about what he’s been up to over the last year or so. Well, kind of.

Today Kilar, along with ex-Hulu CTO Richard Tom announced that they are working on a startup called Vessel, “whose mission is to delight consumers and content creators alike.” Outside of that, though, the two didn’t really say much, except that they see an opportunity to improve the media world, and video in particular.

Operating under the codename The Fremont Project, Kilar and Tom have assembled a pretty large team of former Hulu employees, including former VP of Product Lonn Lee, Head of Recruiting Megan Healey, and SVP of Advertising Jean-Paul Colaco.

It’s also nabbed funding from a couple of heavy-hitters in the venture space. Vessel is backed by Benchmark, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expeditions. In separate blog posts, Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley and Greylock managing partner David Sze announced they were joining the company’s board.