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Websitegmc.stumbleupon.com
Twitter@gmc

Degrees

The University of Calgary, MS 2005
Software Engineering
The University of Calgary, BS 2001
Electrical Engineering

Current Companies

Co-Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Chairman
Investor & Advisor
Investor & Advisor
Advisor
Investor
Investor
Investor
Founder

Former Companies

CEO, co-founder

Web Presences

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Garrett Camp

Garrett is the founder of Expa, a startup studio that works with founders to develop and launch new products. After 10 years of designing and building consumer services, Garrett and the Expa team have identified many techniques that help create successful companies. This experience has been integrated into a platform to help founders increase their startup’s chance of success. Expa plans to focus on just a few active companies at any one time, initially around mobile applications, platforms and marketplaces.

Garrett co-founded Uber.com in 2009 with Travis Kalanick, to improve the efficiency of on-demand car service. Uber has now raised over $300m of venture capital from Google Ventures, TPG Capital, Jeff Bezos & Goldman Sachs, and provides on-demand car service in over 80 cities worldwide.

Garrett is also the founding CEO of StumbleUpon.com, guiding its development from inception to over 30M registered members. StumbleUpon is one of the largest discovery engine on the web, delivering over 1 Billion personalized recommendations per month. Over 75,000 advertisers have used StumbleUpon to get their content discovered.

Garrett completed his Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched interfaces for collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms and information retrieval. He is also a 2007 recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Expa 3/2014Venture Round$50M16
Distill 9/2013Seed$1.3M9
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
WillCall 7/2012Seed$850k6
Behance 5/2012Series A$6.5M9
Prism Skylabs 9/2011Seed$1.5M9
StyleSeat 7/2011Seed$700k9
StumbleUpon 3/2011Series B$17M6
Schematic Labs 8/2010Seed8
Uber 8/2009Seed$200k2
DailyBurn 5/2009Seed$525k4
StumbleUpon 4/2009Series A6

Videos

Sources

  1. Garrett Camp’s Expa Raises $50M To Build New Startups (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Distill Raises $1.3M To Make Technical Recruiting, Hiring Dead Simple (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. WillCall Sells You What You’re Doing Tonight, Launches Web App, Raises $850K From SV Angel, 500 Startups (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. After 5 Years Of Bootstrapping, Behance Nabs $6.5M From USV, Jeff Bezos, Dave Morin & More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Recommendation Engine StumbleUpon Stumbles Onto $17M From Accel, August Capital And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  11. Feel The DailyBurn: Gyminee Gets A New Name, Raises $525K (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. StumbleUpon's founders buy service back from eBay (google.com) [edit]
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