Philip J. Kaplan

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Philip J. Kaplan
Philip Kaplan Speaking At Gnomedex.jpeg
Philip Kaplan at Gnomedex 6.0
Born (1975-10-30) October 30, 1975 (age 38)

Philip J. "Pud" [1] Kaplan (born 30 October 1975[2]) is an 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 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.[3] and co-founded Blippy.

In July, 2011, Kaplan formed ADHD Labs,[4] an incubator for web and iPhone apps.[5] ADHD Labs' company, TinyLetter, was acquired by MailChimp in August 2011.[6] In 2012, Kaplan's company founded Fandalism, a social networking website for musicians.[7] He expanded the site to offer the 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]

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