Audience Building through Pitchtime, Inc.’s Real-Time Video Capacities


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Pitchtime, Inc

California lawyer Keyvan Samini serves as the chief financial officer and general counsel for interactive video startup Pitchtime, Inc. With its focus on creativity and innovation, Pitchtime, Inc. delivers targeted content that generates direct sales results for a variety of brands. At the same time, Keyvan Samini’s company enables the formation of authentic, dynamic relationships between businesses and their clients in real time.

Pitchtime, Inc.’s value proposition centers on unlocking the potential of live video as the “next best thing” to real-life interactions. Their multi-device platform assures robust connectivity, no matter where or when their clients choose to interact with their audiences.

By generating real-time notifications, these live broadcasts instantaneously bring together audience members from around the globe. With Pitchtime, Inc.’s powerful, easy-to-use dashboard, clients can then view and respond to audience messages within a single unified space. The platform also aggregates data to map each customer’s journey, allowing brands to better track and respond to audience activities, and thus grow their online communities in a proactive way.


Third-Party Extended Warranties and Intersections with Insurance Law


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Keyvan Samini

The co-founder and CFO of Pitchtime, Inc., Keyvan Samini is a respected member of the Orange County business and legal community. Over the years, Keyvan Samini has written about numerous legal issues in various publications, including an article in the Ohio State Law Journal entitled “Third Party Extended Warranties and Service Contracts: Drawing the Line between Insurance and Warranty Agreements.”

The article addressed core issues of insurance law, which it describes as seldom coming into play where consumers are concerned. This is because tangible goods, from cars to dishwashers, typically come with warranties that serve as a hedge against future repair needs that may arise. The warranty has traditionally served as a buffer against insurance litigation.

By the early 1990s, big-ticket items such as cars offered product guarantees that extended beyond the terms and length of traditional guarantees. In addition, third-party service contracts started to be solicited by independent corporations that did not actually sell or make consumer products. The third-party guarantees functioned as an extended warranty in providing for repair or financial reimbursement should product issues occur. Insurance law entered into the picture when third parties abused the system in their sale or performance of these product guarantees. In his paper, Mr. Samini examines this intersection of third-party warranties and insurance law.

Interesting Facts about Scuba Diving


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Scuba Diving

Keyvan Samini, the chief financial and strategy officer at RFaxis, was one of the best performing attorneys in the state of California in 2012 as rated by Thomson Reuters. When not working, corporate and technology law expert Keyvan Samini spends time engaged in active outdoor pursuits, including scuba diving.

Below are some interesting facts about scuba diving:

The term “scuba” was first used to describe navy divers during World War II. However, the term “scuba” itself is an abbreviation of the phrase “self contained underwater breathing apparatus.”

The world’s highest-altitude scuba diving site is in Ojos del Salado in Chile, which is over 20,938 feet above sea level. Its first dive was made by Erno Tosoki, a Hungarian, in early 2016.

Running into a shark during scuba diving is not common, yet statistics show that only about eight to 12 people are killed by a shark each year while diving, compared to 30 million sharks killed by humans every year.

In addition to the tigerfish, the clown fish (well known as Nemo) can attack divers if they enter their territory. If this happens, a diver should never swim to the surface; instead, a diver should swim away from the fish until out of its territory.

Keyvan Samini – Educates a Private Group of Businessmen on Conducting Business in China

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – October 27, 2015) – Acclaimed lawyer and Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of RFaxis Inc., Keyvan Samini has generously educated an exclusive group of businessmen on how to conduct business in China. The talk occurred on October 9 in Irvine, California, and his audience included representatives from Northwestern Mutual, Silicon Artists and Round Table Pizza. He discussed the change in commerce, and despite being seemingly impossible just a few decades ago, working with the Chinese and other foreigners is proving to be incredibly profitable. Due to the recent change in the Chinese dan wei (workplace) tradition, international work between China and the US is improving every year.

Samini explains, “In China, an individual would be linked to their dan wei, or work group, until they retired or died. If they left the dan wei, they automatically lost all the rights and privileges they had built up through their employment with a company. This mentality is still seen in a large proportion of mainland Chinese workers, even in modern times”. Keyvan Samini explained this to the group of local businessmen. “However, there is one exception: the technology sector has become devoid of dan wei. Engineers are in great demand and the wealth of US companies has effectively tapped China’s large engineering talent pool.”

Work with China from the US is often seen as risky or complicated. However, Samini understands that most foreign corporations that do business in China do so through a joint venture with a Chinese business, where the benefits of doing so are clear. During the talk, Samini explained the concept of ‘guanxi’, and how Americans and other foreigners can use it to their advantage. “The first benefit of setting up a business in China is inclusion in the Chinese business relationship network. This is known as guanxi, and represents the personal networks developed through business. As the Chinese proverb expresses, ‘those who don’t have guanxi don’t have anything.'”

A final point that Keyvan Samini emphasizes is that it is difficult for Chinese businessmen to say ‘no’, when negotiating deals. This often leads to ambiguity and a potential breakdown in communication. “To say ‘no’ means loss of face and embarrassment, so the Chinese will agree to something in a less direct way.” Samini elaborates, “you must be aware that if you hear such phrases as ‘yes, but it could be difficult,’ or ‘yes, maybe’, then it usually means no.”

Keyvan Samini’s understanding and explanation of these guidelines has helped many businesses who wish to expand into this overseas markets. As Chief Financial and Strategy Officer for technology company RFaxis Inc., this ability to network and create bonds has been crucial for him in the past. RFaxis Inc. is a developer of semiconductor technology and has offices in North American and Asia. With over 20 years of legal and business experience, Keyvan Samini has built a wide network of trusted business partners. Samini earned his MBA from the University of South California, and his Juris Doctor from Ohio State University. For more information on RFaxis Inc. visit

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