The vision started several years before Ustream was officially born in 2007, when two of the company’s founders, John Ham and Brad Hunstable, were attending the United States Military Academy at West Point.
At the time, Brad, Ustream’s current CEO, was unable to watch his brother’s rock band perform live onstage.
Others in the military experienced similar challenges – they couldn’t watch their daughter graduate from college or they missed the big game with their friends.
The specifics always differed, but the common thread was a single need: the ability to share real-time experiences with a large circle of family and friends, connecting people around the world with the most important events in their lives.
In comes Ustream. John and Brad joined forces with Gyula Feher, and together the three founders set out to make their vision a reality.