Biz Stone is co-founder of Twitter, a real-time, one-to-many network that is changing the way people communicate around the world. Previously, Biz helped build other popular social media services Xanga, Blogger, and Odeo. After launching the journalling service Xanga in 2000, Biz went on to publish two books about the origins and social significance of blogging.
In 2003, Google invited Biz to join a recently acquired Blogger.com team at its Silicon Valley headquarters in a full-time, senior role. Biz helped relaunch the service and grow Blogger significantly worldwide. He left Google in 2005 to rejoin the startup world.
Stone, 34, is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and teaches an annual master class at Oxford's Saïd Business School. In the fall of 2008, Stone debated and won at Oxford Union against the proposition, "The Problems of Tomorrow Are Bigger Than The Entrepreneurs of Today" along with his esteemed teammates including Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.
Serving as an advisor to startups such as answer community Fluther.com, travel service Trazzler.com which he co-founded, content encouragement service Plinky.com, and the non-profit organization Justgive.org, among others allows Biz to share much of what he has learned over the past decade. Biz lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, Livia.
Apr, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Apr, 2006 - Current (over 10 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Oct, 2015||Lookup||$2.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||gifs.com||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||Lookup||$3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Slack||$42.75M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||Supernova||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||Intercom||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||Message Bus||$3.35M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2009||Square||$10M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct 11, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Tyson Foods just invested in a company that wants to reduce meat consumption (Video)|
|Sep 27, 2016||TechCrunch - Biz Stone on the future of search|
|Jul 26, 2016||Marketing Land - Marketing Day: Taboola buys ConvertMedia, Google’s expanded text ads & more|
|Jul 13, 2016||9to5Mac - Prisma brings unique AI-powered artistic photo filters to iPhone, Polaroid Swing offers its own take on Live Photos|
|Jul 12, 2016||Digiday - Polaroid hopes its brand name attracts people to its new app, Swing|
|May 27, 2016||Business Insider Australia - I tried the Bill Gates-backed vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' and sizzles like beef|
|May 26, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - I tried the Bill Gates-backed vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' and sizzles like beef|
|May 23, 2016||Vice - Motherboard - LinkedIn Finally Finished Resetting All the Passwords Leaked in 2012|