Pete Cashmore

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Pete Cashmore
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Cashmore at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Born (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985 (age 37)[1]
Banchory, Scotland[2]

Pete Cashmore (born 18 September 1985[1]) is the founder and former CEO of the popular media and entertainment company, publication and digital platform Mashable,[3] which started as a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide.[4] He grew up in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland,[5] and founded Mashable in Aberdeenshire in 2005 when he was 19.[3]


In 2009, Cashmore was recognized in Inc.'s "30 Under 30", Forbes' "Top 25 Web Celebs",[6] and The Huffington Post's "Top 10 Game Changers 2009".[7] Cashmore was also named the most influential Briton and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009 by INQ.[8]

Cashmore previously wrote a weekly column on technology and social media for CNN.[9] In 2012, Cashmore made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people.[10]

In 2017, Mashable was sold to Ziff Davis for 50 million dollars, and over 50 staff members were laid off.[11]

In November 2018, after his social media profiles were edited to include "Now: Taking some time off and working on something new," it was announced that Cashmore would be leaving Mashable at the end of the year. The general manager of Ziff Davis Tech (Mashable's parent company), Mike Finnerty, confirmed this.[12]

In November 2022, Cashmore launched, an e-learning platform that educates people about Web3.[13]


  1. ^ a b Ciarallo, Joe (19 August 2009). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, PETE CASHMORE, MASHABLE FOUNDER AND CEO?". Mediabistro. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Masterverse". LinkedIn. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Pete Cashmore". Mashable. Mashable. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ Technorati Top 100 (1–25), archived from the original on 26 August 2012
  5. ^ Evans, Teri (26 May 2011). "14 Things You Didn't Know About Mashable's Pete Cashmore". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013.
  6. ^ Ewalt, David M. "The Web Celeb 25". Forbes.
  7. ^ Leo, Alex (6 November 2009). "HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer in Technology?". HuffPost.
  8. ^ "INQ's Twitterati List Revealed". Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Has the iPhone lost its cool?". CNN. 21 May 2010.
  10. ^ Milano, Alyssa (18 April 2012), Pete Cashmore - Time 100 2012, archived from the original on 19 April 2012
  11. ^ "Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Pete Cashmore to leave Mashable at end of year". The Drum. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Mashable founder Pete Cashmore is back with a new website, Masterverse". LinkedIn. Retrieved 5 December 2022.

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