Angus Davis is an entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Swipely.
Prior, Angus co-founded Tellme, a speech recognition and mobile search start-up that grew to more than $100 million in sales and over 300 employees with $238 million in backing from Kleiner Perkins and Benchmark Capital, among other investors. In 2007, Microsoft acquired Tellme in its largest-ever acquisition of a private company. Angus left Microsoft in May 2009 to start Swipely in August.
Prior to Tellme, Angus joined Netscape Communications in 1996 as company’s youngest employee at age 18. He worked in the office of the CTO and he was product manager for the flagship Web browser and the Web rendering engine (“Gecko.”) He represented Netscape on the HTML and CSS standards groups and he helped establish Mozilla.org, before leaving to co-found Tellme in 1999 with Mike McCue, Netscape’s VP of Technology.
In addition to his work in technology, Angus is active in education reform, and he serves on the board of the Center for Education Reform in Washington, DC.