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founder at Kaplan Index
6 Investments in 6 Companies

Person Details


Philip Kaplan (@pud) is a programmer and entrepreneur in San Francisco, CA. He is the founder of Fandalism (social network for musicians), TinyLetter (email service provider, acquired by MailChimp), Blippy (venture-backed social commerce company), and AdBrite (a large Internet ad network). He also developed several iPhone apps, including the best selling "Punch Your Friends."

In 2010, Philip was entrepreneur-in-residence at Charles River Ventures. Philip founded and sold several other businesses including and PK Interactive, a software company that developed web-based applications for Fortune 500 clients. Philip is the bestselling author of F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-com Flameouts (Simon & Schuster). He is an active angel investor and advisor to numerous startups and has been on the Board of Advisors of Syracuse University since 2006.

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