Antonio García Martínez (author)

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Antonio García Martínez is an American New York Times Best Selling author[1] and tech entrepreneur. He is a former product manager for Facebook, the CEO-founder of AdGrok and a former quantitative analyst for Goldman Sachs.[2]

He has contributed articles to Wired,[3] Medium,[4] Vanity Fair,[5] Business Insider,[6] The Guardian,[7][8] Huffington Post[9] and the Washington Post.[10]


After studying physics in the University of California, Martínez started working at Goldman Sachs in September 2005.[2][11] After leaving Goldman Sachs in March 2008, Martínez started working at Adchemy as a Research Scientist in April 2008.[11] After leaving Adchemy in May 2010, Martínez founded AdGrok, a Y Combinator-backed advertising platform. He sold AdGrok to Twitter in 2011 and started working at Facebook in April 2011 as a director of Facebook's Ad Exchange before leaving Facebook in April 2013.[2][11][12]

In 2016, Martínez released a book titled Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley published by HarperCollins, which is an autobiography that details his career experiences with launching AdGrok, selling it to Twitter, and working at Facebook from its pre-IPO stage.[13][14][15][16]


  • Martinez, Antonio Garcia. Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley money machine. HarperCollins. ISBN 9781473550322.[17]


  1. ^ "Business Books - Best Sellers - August 14, 2016". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Ex-Goldman Sachs Employee Compares Working At Bank To Being A 'Fluffer' On A 'Porn Set'". Huffington Post. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Antonio García Martínez | WIRED". Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  4. ^ "Antonio García Martínez". Medium. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  5. ^ Magazine, Vanity Fair. "Antonio García Martínez". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  6. ^ "Antonio Garcia Martinez, Contributor". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  7. ^ Garcia-Martinez, Antonio (2017-05-02). "I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  8. ^ Martínez, Antonio García (2017-07-01). "By fining Google, Brussels bureaucrats show themselves to be absurd | Antonio García Martínez". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  9. ^ "Antonio Garcia-Martinez | HuffPost". Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  10. ^ "Opinion | A villain, a prophet and two wildly successful start-ups". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  11. ^ a b c "Antonio Garcia-Martinez | LinkedIn".
  12. ^ Constine, Josh. "Facebook's Ad Exchange Director, Former AdGrok CEO Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Hits The Road". TechCrunch. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  13. ^ Streitfeld, David (5 July 2016). "What It Is Actually Like to Be in the Engine Room of the Start-Up Economy". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  14. ^ Kuchler, Hannah. "Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine', by Antonio García Martínez". Financial Times. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  15. ^ Biggs, John. "Inside the ape cage with Antonio Garcia Martinez, author of Chaos Monkeys". TechCrunch. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  16. ^ Huet, Ellen (30 June 2016). "Book Review: Chaos in the Valley". Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  17. ^ Knee, Jonathan A. (28 June 2016). "Review: 'Chaos Monkeys' Is a Guide to the Spirit of Silicon Valley". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 October 2017.

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