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Tikhon Bernstam speaking at Pioneers Festival in 2013 with Michael Seibel and Aaron Iba of Y Combinator
|Born||1979 (age 40–41)|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College (B.A.)|
|Known for||Co-founding Parse.com and Scribd.com and Startup Angel Investing|
Bernstam grew up in Palo Alto, California and then attended Dartmouth College, where he studied economics, computer science, and physics and graduated summa cum laude. Bernstam attended the Y Combinator program in 2006, launching Scribd. He went on to attend the Y Combinator program again in 2011, this time co-founding Parse, a platform to help mobile developers create mobile applications.
In 2006, Tikhon Bernstam and partners Trip Adler and Jared Friedman started Scribd, the world's largest document sharing site and a top 250 most visited site on the internet. Sometimes called the "YouTube for Documents," Scribd allows you to upload, share, and embed documents of almost any format. More than 80 million active users visit the world's largest digital library each month.
Parse is a cloud application platform powering tens of thousands of apps, including those for Cadillac, the Green Bay Packers, Home Depot, and the Food Network.
Parse was founded in 2011 by Tikhon Bernstam, Ilya Sukhar, James Yu, and Kevin Lacker, a small group of seasoned Googlers and Y Combinator alums who got together to build a useful set of back-end tools for mobile developers. Parse offers services that help mobile developers store data in the cloud, manage identity log-ins, handle push notifications and run custom code in the cloud.
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