Paul Buchheit

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Paul Buchheit
Paul Buchheit.jpg
Nationality USA
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University
Occupation computer programmer, software developer
Known for FriendFeed, Gmail, one of Google's early employees
Website
paulbuchheit.blogspot.com

Paul Buchheit is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is the creator and lead developer of Gmail. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. He also suggested Google's now-famous company motto "Don't be evil" in a 2000 meeting on company values.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Buchheit grew up in Webster, New York.[2] He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.[3][4]

Career[edit]

He worked at Intel and later became the 23rd employee at Google. Buchheit was a founder of the startup FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 and was acquired by Facebook in 2009 in a private transaction.[5]

In 2010, Buchheit left Facebook to become a partner at the investment firm Y Combinator. From 2006 (when he started investing) until 2008, Buchheit invested about $1.21 million in 32 different companies.[6] He also continues to oversee angel investments of his own in "about 40" startups (by his own estimate).[7]

Honors and Certificates[edit]

Buchheit won the 2011 The Economist Innovation Awards for the Computing and telecommunications field.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Buchheit on Gmail, AdSense and More". Google Blogoscoped. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Mercury News interview: Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail, venture capitalist - San Jose Mercury News. Mercurynews.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  3. ^ Gmail creator, CWRU Computer Engineering alum Paul Buchheit to deliver his own message at commencement | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Engineering.case.edu. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  4. ^ Partners. Y Combinator. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  5. ^ Kincaid, Jason. "Facebook Acquires FriendFeed". TechCrunch. 
  6. ^ "Angel investing, my first three years". Paul Buchheit's Blog. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Facebook's Paul Bucheit Talks About Facebook, Google, and His New Gig". The Los Angeles Times. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Monitor And the winners were… Innovation awards: Our annual prizes recognise successful innovators in eight categories. Here are this year’s winners", The Economist, 3 Dec 2011.

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