Leah Culver

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Leah Culver
Speaking in 2008 at The Next Web Conference (Amsterdam)
Born (1982-11-05) November 5, 1982 (age 36)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
Known forCo-author of OAuth and oEmbed API specifications

Leah Culver (born November 5, 1982) is a computer programmer and startup founder.

Culver is a 2006 computer science graduate of the University of Minnesota.[1] In 2007, she co-founded the micro-blogging site Pownce, acquired by Six Apart in December 2008. She left Six Apart in February 2010.[2] She co-founded Convore,[3] focused on real time chat [4] in 2011. Convore pivoted into Grove,[5] a chat service for workgroups, which she sold to Revolution Systems in October 2012. From 2013 to 2016, Culver worked as an engineer at Dropbox. Leah is currently CTO of Breaker,[6] which she co-founded with Erik Berlin in December 2016. She has authored OAuth and OEmbed API specifications.

Culver was named among the Most Influential Women in Web 2.0 by Fast Company Magazine in November 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chaudhuri, Saabira (6 November 2008). "Most Influential Women in Web 2.0". Fast Company Magazine. Mansueto Ventures LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  2. ^ Kincaid, Jason (12 February 2010). "Pownce Founder Leah Culver Leaves Six Apart". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  3. ^ "About – Leah Culver's Blog". Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Does chat have a future? Leah Culver thinks so" Scobeleizer interview March 21, 2010
  5. ^ "Convore is reborn as Grove.io, a chat service for businesses". Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Founder Stories: Leah Culver of Breaker". Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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