Dave Morin

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Dave Morin
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Born (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 38)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Known forPath
Brit + Co.
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.


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.


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]


  1. ^ Tomio Geron (2011-11-30). "Path Relaunches As All-In-One Mobile Smart Journal". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  2. ^ Geron, Tomio. "Path's Ad-Free App Flouts Silicon Valley Conventions". Forbes.com. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ Tomio Geron (February 8, 2012). "Path Apologizes For Contact Uploads, Deletes Data". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  4. ^ a b c d JP Mangalindan (2012-09-17). "Dave Morin: The mobile answer man". CNN Money. Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  5. ^ a b Caroline McCarthy (May 9, 2008). "Facebook to open the gates with 'Facebook Connect'". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  6. ^ Elinor Mills (2012-03-16). "Privacy suit filed against Path, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, others". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  7. ^ Emil Protalinski (2013-04-29). "Path, the private social network, passes 10 million registered users". The Next Web. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  8. ^ Brad McCarty (2012-05-16). "As Eventbrite nears 60 million tickets sold, Path's Dave Morin joins its board of directors". The Next Web. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  9. ^ "San Francisco Snow Ball". USSA Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  10. ^ a b c Tomio Geron (September 4, 2013). "Path's Ad-Free App Flouts Silicon Valley Conventions". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  11. ^ a b "Moving On From Facebook". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  12. ^ Yukari Iwatani Kane (2011-08-25). "Jobs Quits as Apple CEO". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  13. ^ Caroline McCarthy (2010-11-14). "A Path the world isn't meant to see". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  14. ^ Brad Stone (2008-11-20). "Facebook Aims to Extend Its Reach Across the Web". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  15. ^ Verne G. Kopytoff (November 2, 2010). "Facebook's Initial Crew Moving On". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  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.
  17. ^ Caroline McCarthy (2010-01-22). "Facebook's Dave Morin announces departure". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  18. ^ Caroline McCarthy (2008-10-10). "Facebook's Morin calls on developers to Connect". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  19. ^ Claire Cain Miller (2010-11-15). "Start-Up Plans a More Personal Social Network". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  20. ^ "Hipcamp hits trail with $2 million, with help from Path's Dave Morin". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  21. ^ Caroline McCarthy (2007-06-15). "Facebook's app feeding frenzy". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  22. ^ "Our Supporters". FWD.US. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  23. ^ Hank McKee (October 2, 2012). "Ski team board gets younger with appointment of Morin". Ski Racing. Retrieved 2013-10-22.