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Evan Williams

Originally from Nebraska, Evan Williams co-founded Pyra Labs to make project management software. A note-taking feature spun off as Blogger, one of the first web applications. Williams left Google in October 2004 to co-found Odeo. In late 2006, Williams co-founded Obvious Corp with Biz Stone and other former Odeo employees. Obvious has acquired all previous properties of Odeo, including Odeo and Twitter, another project started by Williams.

On October 4, 2010, Ev Williams stepped down from his role as Twitter’s CEO, in order to focus more intensely on product strategy.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Meetup 2/2014Venture Round3
Blue Bottle Coffee 2/2014Series B$25.7M8
Everfi 8/2012Series B$10M4
Blue Bottle Coffee 2012Venture Round$20M7
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Blippy Social Commerce 1/2010Angel$1.73M10
Typekit 6/2009Venture Round8



Interview With Michael Arrington, July 2008

Added: 12/3/08


  1. Bent on Staying Private, Meetup Closes Secondary Round ( [edit]
  2. Blue Bottle Coffee Closes $25.75M Second Funding Round ( [edit]
  3. Critical Skills Education SaaS EverFi Raises $10M From Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams And Others ( [edit]
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  5. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names ( [edit]
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  7. Small Batch Inc. Announces Typekit Funding ( [edit]
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