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BirthplaceHickery, North Carolina


Harvard, BA 2006
History and Literature

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Co-Founder & Executive Director
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Former Companies

Managing Director
VP Marketing

Former Financial Organizations

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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes, an original Co-founder of Facebook, is a founder of Jumo, a startup that aims to use the social web to foster long-term relationships of responsibility between individuals and organizations working to change the world. Prior to founding Jumo, Chris worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at General Catalyst Partners in 2009.

Hughes served as developer of President Obama’s campaign website and social media campaign for the 2008 Presidential election.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Upworthy 10/2012Venture Round$4M3
NationBuilder 3/2012Series A$6.25M9
NationBuilder 5/2011Angel$500k2
Fancy 5/2010Series A$6M8



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