Bradley Horowitz is vice president of product for Google's social products, including Google+. He has also led product for Google's consumer application division which includes Gmail, Gtalk, Google Docs, Google Voice, and Calendar.
Before joining Google in February 2008, Horowitz was Yahoo's vice president of Advanced Development where he drove the acquisitions of Flickr and MyBlogLog, launched the Brickhouse incubator and developed new products like Yahoo! Pipes. Additionally, he was responsible for the company's initiative to open up its platform which included overseeing the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN).Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy.
Horowitz was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. While at the Media Lab, he worked on a number of topics related to computer vision, graphics and image processing, which resulted in a patented new technique for the recovery of structure, motion and camera parameters from video sequences.
Horowitz holds an MS in Media Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Circle Member & advisor
Apr 15, 2013
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|Jan, 2009||Slack||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
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