Dave Morin

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Dave Morin
Dave Morin 2.jpg
Born (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 38)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Known forPath
Brit + Co.
Facebook
Spouse(s)Brit Morin (m. 2011)

Dave Morin (born October 14, 1980) is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, and the CEO and co-founder of the social network Path.[1][2][3] A former manager at Facebook, he co-created the Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect.[4][5][6]

Morin is a member of the board of directors for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), Eventbrite, and Dwell Media.[7][8][9]

Early life[edit]

Morin grew up in Helena, Montana.[10][11] Morin skied for the northern division of the U.S. Junior Olympic team.[10] He attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he received a B.A. in Economics in 2003.[11] He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Career[edit]

Morin began his career at Apple in 2003 where he assumed positions in marketing.[4][12] In 2006, Morin left Apple and joined Facebook as senior platform manager.[13][14][15] Morin co-created Facebook Platform, a software environment allowing third-party developers to create applications within Facebook, and Facebook Connect, a technology for Facebook members to connect their profile data and authentication credentials to external web sites.[4][5][16] In 2010, Morin left Facebook to co-found Path.[10][17][18][19] Morin has helped to raise capital for startups such as Hipcamp through AngelList.[20] He had also founded the venture capital firm, Slow Ventures. It is based in San Francisco. Path announced its termination of service on September 17, 2018 and later confirmed that as of October 18, 2018, existing users will no longer be able to access the Path service.

Politics[edit]

In 2013, Morin and several technological innovators, creators, or business owners launched Fwd.us, a Silicon Valley-based 501(c)(4) lobbying group.[21][22]

Personal life[edit]

Morin lives in San Francisco, California with his wife Brit Morin and their two sons.[4][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomio Geron (30 November 2011). "Path Relaunches As All-In-One Mobile Smart Journal". Forbes. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ Geron, Tomio. "Path's Ad-Free App Flouts Silicon Valley Conventions". Forbes.com. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ Tomio Geron (8 February 2012). "Path Apologizes For Contact Uploads, Deletes Data". Forbes. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d JP Mangalindan (17 September 2012). "Dave Morin: The mobile answer man". CNN Money. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b Caroline McCarthy (9 May 2008). "Facebook to open the gates with 'Facebook Connect'". Cnet. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  6. ^ Elinor Mills (16 March 2012). "Privacy suit filed against Path, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, others". Cnet. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  7. ^ Emil Protalinski (29 April 2013). "Path, the private social network, passes 10 million registered users". The Next Web. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  8. ^ Brad McCarty (16 May 2012). "As Eventbrite nears 60 million tickets sold, Path's Dave Morin joins its board of directors". The Next Web. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  9. ^ "San Francisco Snow Ball". USSA Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ a b c Tomio Geron (4 September 2013). "Path's Ad-Free App Flouts Silicon Valley Conventions". Forbes. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Moving On From Facebook". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  12. ^ Yukari Iwatani Kane (25 August 2011). "Jobs Quits as Apple CEO". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  13. ^ Caroline McCarthy (14 November 2010). "A Path the world isn't meant to see". Cnet. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  14. ^ Brad Stone (20 November 2008). "Facebook Aims to Extend Its Reach Across the Web". New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  15. ^ Verne G. Kopytoff (2 November 2010). "Facebook's Initial Crew Moving On". New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  16. ^ David Kirkpatrick (29 May 2007). "Facebook's plan to hook up the world". CNN Money. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  17. ^ Caroline McCarthy (22 January 2010). "Facebook's Dave Morin announces departure". Cnet. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  18. ^ Caroline McCarthy (10 October 2008). "Facebook's Morin calls on developers to Connect". Cnet. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  19. ^ Claire Cain Miller (15 November 2010). "Start-Up Plans a More Personal Social Network". New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Hipcamp hits trail with $2 million, with help from Path's Dave Morin". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  21. ^ Caroline McCarthy (15 June 2007). "Facebook's app feeding frenzy". New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  22. ^ "Our Supporters". FWD.US. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  23. ^ Hank McKee (2 October 2012). "Ski team board gets younger with appointment of Morin". Ski Racing. Retrieved 22 October 2013.