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David Karp

Tumblr founder David Karp was born and raised in New York City, attending the Bronx High School Science before dropping out at age 15. An internship at Frederator Studios led to a gig leading product at UrbanBaby. When CNET acquired the company in 2005, Karp started his own development agency, Davidville. In 2007 his team launched Tumblr, now the home and platform for more than 100 million creators. As a top 15 US network, Tumblr serves an audience of more than 170 million people worldwide.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Elixr 12/2013Angel1
Superpedestrian 10/2013Series A$2.1M2
Kitchensurfing 2/2013Seed$1M12
Picturelife 11/2012Series A$4M10
Circa 4/2012Convertible Note$900k21



  1. Drink Discovery App Elixr Scores Investment From David Karp, Gets Fresh Redesign And Android App ( [edit]
  2. Superpedestrian raises $2.1m In Series A Funding ( [edit]
  3. Private chef service Kitchensurfing grabs $1 million, expands beyond New York ( [edit]
  4. OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Raises $4M For Picturelife, An App For Backing Up Your Photos In The Cloud ( [edit]
  5. All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa ( [edit]
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