Presenters for the April 29th NY Tech Mixer Meetup have just been announced. We’ve decided to experiment with posting interviews with each of the presenters for the upcoming event to help the community get to know them a little bit better. Below is the first interview with Reece Pacheco, founder and CEO of TeamHomeField.com. Feel free to leave him a comment!
Reece Pacheco is the Founder and CEO of TeamHomeField.com, a video network providing video tools for sports teams. Competitive teams at all levels trade and review game ﬁlm to improve their performance, and TeamHomeField.com is a leader in providing this experience online – featuring instant exchange and a customizable online editor. The product is currently in use by over 400 teams from high school to the pros. The team is looking for investors (Series A) and Rails developers (UX gurus are a plus). Reece Pacheco will be presenting TeamHomeField.com on April 29th at the NY Tech Mixer Meetup’s Demos & Drinks event.
So who are you guys and how did TeamHomeField.com get started?
Check out our website for the detailed story: http://teamhomeﬁeld.com/blog/about. Here’s the shortened exerpt:
“According to the US government, we’re a Delaware corporation called Overtime Media Inc., but really, we’re 4 competitive athletes who set out a while ago to change the way sports video is handled on and around the web.
We’ve got business bios here, but here’s the quick rundown.
Reece transferred to Brown University in 2004 and met Dan his first day there. For whatever reason, they became immediate friends and enjoyed playing lacrosse for the Bears. At some point, reece threw this idea at dan about better using game video. Luckily, dan was studying computer science.
At another point, Dan told reece about Joe who was Dan’s childhood friend and a stud lacrosse player at UVA, too. then they graduated, dan went to work for Cisco, joe went to grad school at Syracuse, and reece took off around the world.
A while later, Dan was still at Cisco, Joe was working at Viacom and playing professionally. Reece had been to a cumulative 25 countries, worked on a Hollywood film with these guys and started playing professional lacrosse for the Boston Cannons.
The idea came back. Reece wanted game film. Joe loved the idea. Dan got the itch to build, read Atlas Shrugged (his first book ever) and took the plunge. Within a month, Dan proposed to his fiancee, quit his job at Cisco and started the company with Reece and Joe.”
What keeps you motivated?
I really want to see our product exist in the world. I believe we’re really building something powerful in HomeField. Also, my cofounders. I am working for them. We’re a team and we bust our ass so we won’t let each other down.
What keeps you up at night?
Nothing. I sleep like a rock, knowing that I’m working hard everyday on a great product.
What would you consider to be a successful result for your company?
What has been the most challenging aspect about building your startup so far? What has been the most rewarding?
Most challenging has been deﬁning an emerging market with a disruptive product. Most rewarding has been all the learning and experience. The phrase “same shit different day” never, ever applies to me. Every day is different and I’m always learning.
What advice would you give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?
“Be here now…” Acknowledge the harsh reality of your situation, but know that you will succeed in the end. (Stockdale Paradox). Help others.
What do you do for fun when not working on your company?
Intense workouts everyday. Keeps me sane.
Lastly, with this being a Demos and Drinks event, what’s your drink of choice?
Bourbon and coke.