Stanford University

StanfordLeland Stanford Junior UniversityUniversity of Stanford
Snapchat, 2011, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy (B.S). Sun Microsystems, 1982, co-founders Vinod Khosla (M.B.A), Andy Bechtolsheim (PhD) and Scott McNealy (M.B.A). Yahoo!, 1994, co-founders Jerry Yang (B.S, M.S) and David Filo (M.S). The unofficial motto of Stanford University, selected by President Jordan, is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht." Translated from the German language, this quotation from Ulrich von Hutten means, "The wind of freedom blows." The motto was controversial during World War I, when anything in German was suspect; at that time the university disavowed that this motto was official. "Hail, Stanford, Hail!"

Spectacles (product)

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Snap Inc claims this is to more closely approximate the field of view of the human eye. The glasses are exclusive to Snap Inc's service, Snapchat. They are paired by looking at the user's account Snapcode and pressing the button on the glasses frame, as well as connecting to them via Bluetooth (for iOS devices). The videos taken on the glasses are stored internally within the camera and can be viewed and individually uploaded in the "Memories" section of Snapchat. A Snapbot is a pop-up vending machine developed and manufactured by Snap Inc. It was designed for the distribution of Spectacles.

Social media

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Some of the most popular social media websites, with over 100 million registered users, include Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), YouTube, WeChat, Instagram, QQ, QZone, Weibo, Twitter, Tumblr, Telegram, Baidu Tieba, LinkedIn, LINE, Snapchat, Pinterest, Viber and VK, reddit and more. Observers have noted a range of positive and negative impacts of social media use. Social media can help to improve an individual's sense of connectedness with real or online communities and can be an effective communication (or marketing) tool for corporations, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, political parties, and governments.


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He also told the publication that Snapchat "didn't have filters, originally. They adopted filters because Instagram had filters and a lot of others were trying to adopt filters as well." Following Emily White's appointment to the position of Director of Business Operations in April 2013, she stated in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September 2013 that the company should be ready to begin selling advertising by September 2014 as a way to generate business from a popular entity that had not yet created profit for its parent company. White left Instagram, however, in December 2013, to join Snapchat.


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The feature, following the format of Snapchat and Instagram stories, allows users to upload photos and videos that appear above friends' and followers' News Feeds and disappear after 24 hours. On October 11, 2017, Facebook introduced the 3D Posts feature to allow for uploading interactive 3D assets. On January 11, 2018, Facebook announced that it would change News Feed to prioritize friends/family content and de-emphasize content from media companies. The "like" button, stylized as a "thumbs up" icon, was first enabled on February 9, 2009, and enables users to easily interact with status updates, comments, photos and videos, links shared by friends, and advertisements.

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Notable participants of Lightspeed's Fellowship program include Ben Silbermann, Founder and CEO of Pinterest, Akshay Ramaswamy, CEO of Alma Campus, and Bobby Murphy, Founder and CTO of Snapchat. Lightspeed Venture Partners (Company website). Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog (Medium) (Company blog).


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Epiphany Eyewear - smart glasses developed by Vergence Labs, a subsidiary of Snap Inc. Epson Moverio BT-300 and Moverio Pro BT-2000/2200 – augmented reality smartglasses by Epson. Everysight Raptor – smart glasses for cyclists. EyeTap – eye-mounted camera and head-up display (HUD). Golden-i Infinity – a wearable smart screen for Android or Win10 host devices. Google Glass – optical head-mounted display. Iristick.Z1 – The first industrial iOS and Android compatible smart safety glasses manufactured by Iristick. Magic Leap.

Chief operating officer

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The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite". The COO is responsible for the daily operation of the company, and routinely reports to the highest-ranking executive, usually the chief executive officer (CEO).

Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law through the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly. It is headquartered in the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C.

The Wall Street Journal

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The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, international editions also available in Chinese and Japanese. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, (also known as Alibaba Group and as Alibaba), is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. Founded on 4 April 1999 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, the company provides consumer-to-consumer (C2C), business-to-consumer (B2C), and business-to-business (B2B) sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services. It owns and operates a diverse array of businesses around the world in numerous sectors, and is named as one of the world's most admired companies by Fortune.

Timeline of Instagram

Timeline of Snapchat. Timeline of Twitter. Timeline of Facebook. Timeline of social media.

Benchmark (venture capital firm)

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Beyond the two founders, the two biggest shareholders for the planned early 2017 Snap IPO were Benchmark and Lightspeed Venture Partners, both prior Snap investors and venture-capital firms from Silicon Valley. They held a combined stake of about 20%. • Solv • Stitch Fix • Twitter • Tellme Networks • Uber • Ubiquity6 • Vessel • Yelp, Inc. • WeWork • Xapo, • Zillow • Zipcar • Zuora * CrunchBase Profile


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TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. The company specifically reports on the business related to tech, technology news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. It was one of the earliest publications to report extensively on tech startups and funding.

Institutional Venture Partners

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In 2013, IVP invested in AppDynamics(Cisco acquired AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in 2017), Ayasdi ref> (As part of the deal, Steve Harrick joined its board of directors ), Datalogix (Oracle acquired Datalogix for $1.2 billion in January 2015) ), Dataminr, Dropcam that was later acquired by Nest in 2014, OnDeck Capital (OnDeck went public in December 2015) ), Oportun Pure Storage (Pure Storage went public in October 2015 ), Snapchat (Snap went public March of 2017), Supercell (Softbank and GungHo acquired a 51% interest in Supercell in October 2013 at a $3.1 billion valuation ) and TuneIn.

Coatue Management

Some of its notable investments include Lyft,,, Uber, and Snapchat.

List of Internet entrepreneurs

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An Internet entrepreneur is an owner, founder or manager of an Internet based business. This list includes Internet company founders, and people brought on to companies for their entrepreneurship skills, not simply for their general business or accounting acumen, as is the case with some CEOs hired by companies started by entrepreneurs.

Nick Bell (businessman)

Nick Bell
Nick Bell (born 17 December 1983) is a founding partner at Attention Capital and former vice president of content at Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, where he reported directly to CEO Evan Spiegel. Prior to Snap, Bell was Senior Vice President of Digital at News Corporation. He is known for his entrepreneurial ventures, having setting up a group of websites during the dot com boom of the late nineties and earning almost a million pounds from the sale of at the age of 16. His later ventures included a sunbed and spray tanning company inside Tesco stores and an audiovisual equipment company.

List of companies founded by Stanford University alumni

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This is a list of companies founded by Stanford University alumni, including attendees who enrolled in degree-programs at Stanford but did not eventually graduate. This list is not exhaustive, as it only includes notable companies of which the founding and development history is well recorded by reliable sources. In particular, subsidiaries are listed with their owners in parentheses.

David Byttow

In October 2018, he joined Snap as its director of engineering. Byttow has taken significant interest in Snapchat since 2014 when he met Evan Spiegel and tried to take Secret in a similar direction as the platform. Secret (app). Anonymous social media.


In April 2019, Snap announced a new multiplayer mobile game within the Snapchat app known as Bitmoji Party, where players use their Bitmoji characters in-game. Later that month, Snap announced a new software development kit for selected partners. * *

Timeline of social media

Timeline of Snapchat. Timeline of Twitter.


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In late November 2018, YouTube announced that it would introduce a "Story" feature, similar to ones used by Snapchat and Instagram, which would allow its content creators to engage fans without posting a full video. The stories, called "Reels," would be up to 30 seconds in length and would allow users to add "filters, music, text and more, including new "YouTube-y" stickers." Unlike those of other platforms, YouTube's stories could be made multiple times and would not expire. Instead of being placed at the top of the user interface as is commonly done, the "Reels" option would be featured as a separate tab on the creator's channel.

Epiphany Eyewear

Vergence Labs
Snap Inc. acquired Vergence Labs, Inc. and its subsidiary Epiphany Eyewear. Vergence Labs, Inc., the stockholders and Vergence Labs’ CEO Erick Miller as the stockholders’ agent, approved the stock purchase agreement and Vergence Labs, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Snapchat in early 2014. Epiphany Eyewear were developed by Vergence Labs Co-Founder & CEO Erick Miller; Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer Jon Rodriguez, a former Facebook Engineer Peter Brook, Product Designer David Meisenholder who designed the GL-20 Polaroid video glasses for Lady Gaga, and a former Lenovo Global Product Marketing Manager Cory Grenier. * Smartglasses

Venice, Los Angeles

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(which in 2011 began leasing 100,000 square feet of space in Venice) and Snap Inc. (which formerly leased property on Market Street and Abbot Kinney). The percentages of never-married men (51.3%), never-married women (40.6%), divorced men (11.3%) and divorced women (15.9%) were among the county's highest. The percentage of veterans who had served during the Vietnam War was among the county's highest. Venice is known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic. In the 1950s and 1960s, Venice became a center for the Beat generation. There was an explosion of poetry and art. Major participants included Stuart Perkoff, John Thomas, Frank T.