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University of Michigan, BS
Computer Science

Current Companies

Former Board Member and Investor

Former Companies

Co-founder, CEO
Group Product Manager, Ads

Web Presences


Dick Costolo

Since October 2010, Dick has been the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, where he is responsible for the growth and management of the overall business. Previously, as Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw monetization and day to day operations.

Before joining Twitter, Dick was co-founder and CEO of FeedBurner, a digital content syndication platform that was acquired by Google in 2007. While at Google, Dick was Group Product Manager on the Ads team responsible for social media ads.

Previously, Dick lived and worked in Chicago, where he founded and ran two digital media companies: SpyOnIt, a web page monitoring service, and Burning Door Networked Media, a web design and development consulting company. Dick was also an improv performer with the acclaimed Annoyance Theater.

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is @dickc on Twitter.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
TellApart 4/2010Series A$4.75M6
TubeMogul 10/2007Seed5
Twitter 7/2007Series A$5M10



Follow the Leader with Dick Costolo at TechCrunch SF Disrupt 2013

Added: 9/9/13


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