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Betas is a television series released in 2013 on Amazon Instant Video.The show stars Joe Dinicol (Anatole, Train 48, The L.A. Complex) and Karan Soni (Touch, Other Space) as “dating app” developers in California who are looking for an investor.
Trey Barrett (Dinicol) and Nash Dagavi (Soni) dropped out of Stanford University to build a social network app called BRB. Together with Hobbes (Jon Daly, Kroll Show), Mitchell (Charlie Saxton, Hung) and Mikki (Maya Erskine, Man Seeking Woman), they join a Silicon Valley incubator program to help find investors for their company to create a product that will “change the world”. The social network featured in the show was inspired by an actual Silicon Valley start-up named Nearby.
Amazon offered the first three episodes of Betas for free on November 22, with each subsequent episode released weekly thereafter for Prime members. In March, Amazon declined to renew for a second season.