Tubi – Free, Data-Driven Streaming Movies and TV

by Bobby Yazdani, Founder & Partner

Interview conducted on January 26, 2022.

Farhad Massoudi is Founder & CEO at Tubi, a Cota Capital-backed company bought by Fox Corporation in 2020. Tubi was one of the first ad-supported video on-demand (AVOD) services when it launched and is the largest free on demand and streaming service in the United States.

In this exclusive interview with Bobby Yazdani, Cota Capital Co-Founder & Partner, Farhad recounts the challenges of running a startup with one foot in Hollywood and the other in Silicon Valley, and how his relationship with Cota helped see Tubi through from the initial investment to exit.

Tubi has a streaming library roughly 5 – 6x the size of Netflix’s, and the business is growing at an incredible speed. Building on this, Tubi anticipates doing approximately 60 original movies over the next year.


Cota Capital’s “Founders in 15” series offers insightful conversations with founders across Enterprise Infrastructure and Automation, FinTech, and HealthTech. Bobby Yazdani is co-founder and partner of Cota Capital, a technology investment firm that partners with exceptional teams to build and grow timeless companies enabling the future.