Primary Role
Co-Founder & Director @ Bottlenose
2 Investments in 2 Companies
June 5, 1969
Los Angeles

Person Details


Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial Internet entrepreneur, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, social media, and the Web. He is presently the CEO of Bottlenose (, a big data analytics company focused on real-time trend intelligence.

His full bio is at

In 1994, Nova co-founded one of the first Web startups, EarthWeb, which led to a record-breaking IPO in 1998, and a second IPO of in 2007. Nova worked with Stanford Research International (SRI), to conceive and co-found their global business incubator, nVention, and on the DARPA CALO program, the most ambitious artificial intelligence project in US history.

He is a frequent speaker and blogger, and has written guest-articles for TechCrunch, GigaOM, and SiliconAngle. Nova has authored more than 30 granted and pending patents. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Oberlin College in 1991, with a focus on the philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence.

In 1992, he attended the International Space University, a NASA-funded graduate-level professional school for the space industry. In 1999, he flew to the edge of space with the Russian Air Force and did zero-gravity flight training with the Russian Space Agency, as one of the early pioneers of space tourism, which led to his later angel investment in Zero Gravity Corporation, which was acquired by Space Adventures.

Nova is the eldest grandson of the late management guru, Peter Drucker. He is chairman of The Earth Dashboard initiative, a new non-profit initiative to build a shared online dashboard to visualize the real-time state of the planet, and he serves on the board of directors and advisory boards of numerous startups. He writes about the emerging edge of the Web via Twitter at @novaspivack and his site, Additional details and history related to Nova Spivack can be found on his site, and his Wikipedia page.

Nova speaks widely on the future and has co-authored several books on Internet strategy, collective intelligence, and technology, and he speaks and writes on the future of search and the Web. He advises global corporations, governments, non-profits, start ups, and venture funds on technology strategy. He has authored nearly 30 granted and pending patents.

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