Nick Wilder is an entrepreneur, product designer, architect and software engineer with experience scaling massive web applications.
He was the primary engineer for the Webshots Community web site and desktop software until Webshots sold to [email protected] in 1999. He repurchased the property in 2001 and then sold it to CNET Networks in 2004. He and his partners currently own it for a third time.
In 2006, Nick Wilder started Mountain Project which has become the world's leading rock climbing site.
He has started two incubators with Julie Davidson and Narendra Rocherolle: 83 Degrees and The Start Project. Several successful products have emerged from them, including Message Bus and 30 Boxes.
In January 2015, Nick Wilder created Adventure Projects Inc, which owns Mountain Project, MTB Project, Hiking Project, Trail Run Project, and Powder Project.
In June 2015, REI acquired Adventure Projects and Nick is now the Divisional Vice President running that business unit.
Divisional Vice President, Adventure Projects
Jun 2, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Founder & CEO
Jan 2, 2015 - Current (almost 2 years)
Dec 20, 2009 - Current (almost 7 years)
|Nov 7, 2012||The Next Web - Message Bus Unveils DMARC-Compliant Service And Abuse Reporting Tool|
|Oct 2, 2012||Gigaom - Photo site Webshots comes under new ownership again, will re-launch as Smile|
|Aug 12, 2011||TechCrunch - Message Bus Lives!|
|Mar 29, 2011||TechCrunch - Message Bus: The Start Project’s First Graduate Launches, Pulls In A Cool $3 Million|
|Dec 21, 2009||Gigaom - The Start Project: Return of the Incubator?|
|Mar 4, 2009||Gigaom - Traffic Marketplace Buys Social Media Ad Network fbExchange|
|Mar 4, 2009||Gigaom - Traffic Marketplace Buys Social Ad Network, fbExchange|
|Jul 27, 2007||TechCrunch - How Much Is A Facebook User Worth? At Least $0.30|