Leah Culver

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Leah Culver
Speaking in 2008 at The Next Web Conference (Amsterdam)
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation Developer Advocate
Employer Dropbox

Leah Culver (born November 5, 1982) is a programmer.

Culver is a 2006 computer science graduate of the University of Minnesota.[1] In 2007, she co-founded the micro-blogging site Pownce, acquired by Six Apart in December 2008. She left Six Apart in February 2010.[2] She co-founded Convore,[3] focused on real time chat [4] in 2011. In 2012, Convore added a new product, Grove.io[5] which focuses on hosted real-time chat for companies and announced that Convore service will be discontinued on April 1, 2012. On September 15, Grove.io announced that it will cease service on October 13, 2012. Shortly thereafter on September 28, 2012, Revolution Systems announced that they had acquired[6] Grove.io and would be continuing its operations. Currently she works in the Developer Advocate team at Dropbox.

Culver was named among the Most Influential Women in Web 2.0 by Fast Company Magazine in November 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chaudhuri, Saabira (6 November 2008). "Most Influential Women in Web 2.0". Fast Company Magazine. Mansueto Ventures LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Kincaid, Jason (12 February 2010). "Pownce Founder Leah Culver Leaves Six Apart". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "About - Leah Culver's Blog". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Does chat have a future? Leah Culver thinks so" Scobeleizer interview March 21, 2010
  5. ^ Convore is reborn as Grove.io, a chat service for businesses — Tech News and Analysis
  6. ^ "Grove isn't dead, it's only resting"

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