entrepreneur in Las Vegas, Nevada
Frederick is the CEO and founder of Pigeonly, a platform that makes it easy for people to search, find and communicate with an incarcerated loved one.
A born entrepreneur, Frederick launched and sold his first business at the age of 19. His desire to attain the american dream on his terms took him down the wrong path and at 23, he was indicted for distributing over 3,000 kg of marijuana. It was during this four year federal prison sentence a new idea surfaced, one that would give him an opportunity to impact the lives of people no one else was paying attention to - inmates, Pigeonly was born.
Pigeonly's technology cuts the cost of expensive prison calls by 80% and allows people to send their inmate photos, greeting cards, and more right from a cell phone, tablet or computer.
Although the company is still young, Hutson has grown Pigeonly to become one of the largest independent service providers in the country.
Hutson leads a growing team of over 20 people from their Las Vegas headquarters and has raised over $5MM in funding from investors including Erik Moore (Base VC) and Mitch Kapor (Lotus).