Philip J. Kaplan
Kaplan at Gnomedex 6.0 (July 2006)
October 30, 1975
entrepreneur, computer programmer
Philip J. "Pud" (born October 30, 1975 Kaplan [1 ] ) is an [2 ] American entrepreneur and computer programmer who has founded several Internet companies.
He created the
Fucked Company website in May 2000 and wrote the corresponding book F'd Companies ISBN 0743228626 in 2002.
He has subsequently created other websites and web-based ventures, including the online advertising market site
AdBrite, which he founded in 2004. In June 2009, Kaplan joined Charles River Ventures as an Entrepreneur In Residence. and co-founded [3 ] Blippy.
In July 2011, Kaplan formed ADHD Labs,
an incubator for web and [4 ] iPhone apps. ADHD Labs' company, [5 ] TinyLetter, was acquired by MailChimp in August 2011. In 2012, Kaplan's company founded [6 ] Fandalism, a social networking website for musicians. He expanded the site to offer the [7 ] digital distribution of music, and in early-2013, the service was spun off under the name DistroKid. [8 ]
Kaplan obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1997 from the
Syracuse University School of Information Studies. He currently resides in San Francisco, California. [9 ]
^ Documentary film interview with Kaplan (2002), hosted by the Internet Archive.
^ http://www.pud.com/2007/10/32nd-birthday.html -- "Today is my 32nd birthday." Published October 30, 2007. Accessed November 17, 2007.
^ Wall Street Journal, "F—edCompany Founder Views VC From a New Perch"
^ Wall Street Journal, "MailChimp Buys Phil Kaplan’s Tiny Newsletter Start-Up, TinyLetter"
^ "Philip Kaplan’s Social Network Fandalism Has Quietly Grown To 350K Musicians"
^ Ha, Anthony (May 28, 2013). "Fandalism’s Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes". Techcrunch . Retrieved . August 17, 2013
^ "Philip Kaplan" . Retrieved . 2010-10-12