Dave Morin

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Dave Morin
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Born (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 36)
Helena, Montana, U.S.
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Colorado Boulder
Known for Path
Brit + Co.
Spouse(s) Brit Morin (m. 2011)

Dave Morin 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.


Morin donates to Charity: Water, a non-profit that provides safe drinking water to individuals in developing countries.[19][21] In 2012, Morin chaired the San Francisco Snow Ball, which raised money to fund year-round training, competition, and development needs for athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing.[9] Morin was the Campaign Chair for the 2013 Teach for America Benefit Dinner and for the Challenge for Tomorrow’s Leaders Campaign.[22]


In 2013, Morin and several technological innovators, creators, or business owners launched Fwd.us, a Silicon Valley-based 501(c)(4) lobbying group.[23][24]

Personal life[edit]

Morin resides in San Francisco, California with his wife Brit Morin, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, and their two sons. He is an avid skier, and has been ranked as a top downhill ski racer in the United States and continues to volunteer for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.[4][25]


  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 (2/08/2012). "Path Apologizes For Contact Uploads, Deletes Data". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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 (5/9/2008). "Facebook to open the gates with 'Facebook Connect'". Cnet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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. ^ a b "San Francisco Snow Ball". USSA Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  10. ^ a b c Tomio Geron (9/04/2013). "Path's Ad-Free App Flouts Silicon Valley Conventions". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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 (11/2/2010). "Facebook's Initial Crew Moving On". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  16. ^ David Kirkpatrick (2007-05-29). "Facebook's plan to hook up the world". CNN Money. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  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. ^ a b 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. ^ Nick Bilton (1/2/2012). "One on One: Scott Harrison, Charity Water". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  22. ^ "3rd Annual Bay Area Benefit Dinner". Cvent. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  23. ^ Caroline McCarthy (2007-06-15). "Facebook's app feeding frenzy". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  24. ^ "Our Supporters". FWD.US. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  25. ^ Hank McKee (10/2/2012). "Ski team board gets younger with appointment of Morin". Ski Racing. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)