Livetree History – Origins and how it all started

Founded in 2015, Livetree was originally dedicated to Aaron Swartz.
He shared many of our values and founding beliefs around data democracy and community.

Ashley Turing, Livetree CEO is an investor and entrepreneur with a diverse background and over twenty years’ experience in technology innovation. Having spent some time studying computer science in Seattle, he has gone on to work for a number of top companies which include the likes of Microsoft. Ashley founded Livetree as a sustainable funding model for film and TV. He is a specialist on blockchain intellectual property rights management and is a featured speaker at various conferences around the globe.

Livetree is the next generation of video distribution and the world’s first funding and distribution platform solely dedicated to film and TV.  It is an open platform that re-imagines how you watch, interact and share content. We provide something that is missing from the entertainment industry:  our mission is to truly engage people through storytelling and deliver meaningful content through people you trust.

Starting out as a rewards-based crowdfunding company, Livetree uses stories centred around sustainability and social change to connect us and form positive communities. Crowdfunded items are available on Livetree today.

The film industry is inconsistent, its contracts are opaque, and a lot of the content seems to lack direction. Livetree has created a transparent, decentralised system, and produces content that has a clear sense of direction in prompting people to make a positive social change.

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Screenings to suit your Schedule


Imagine being able to watch your favourite films and documentaries with your loved ones or community at the same time. On Livetree, screenings enable you to schedule a time to watch together. This will help you and your friends share some memorable moments, watching films that enable you to sit forward and engage with insightful stories that will inspire you to make a positive change to the world.

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