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CEO @
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1 Investment in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
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Unknown
Website:
http://www.skrenta.com/
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Rich Skrenta is the co-founder and CEO of Blekko, a search engine. Prior to that, Skrenta worked at Commodore Business Machines with Amiga Unix from 1989 to 1991, Unix System Labs from 1991 to 1995, and Sun Microsystems from 1996 to 1998. He co-founded Topix and Open Directory Project. He is also an advisor at Stack Exchange.

Skrenta was involved in the development of VMS Monster, an old MUD for VMS. He wrote the Elk Cloner virus for the Apple II in 1982. He is also known for his role in developing TASS, an ancestor of tin, the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems. In 1989 he started working on a multiplayer simulation game and launched it in 1994 under the name Olympia as a pay-for-play game by Shadow Island Games.

Skrenta obtained a BA in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 1989.

Rich Skrenta lives in California, United States.

Jobs (7)

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Current

Founder, CEO, Board of Directors

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Jun, 2002
Jun, 2007
CEO
Nov, 1998
Jun, 2002
Director of Engineering
1998
1998
CEO
1995
1998
Engineering Manager
1991
1995
Software Engineer
1989
1991
Systems Software Engineer

Board & Advisor Roles (1)

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Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (1)

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