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Paul T. Buchheit is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur.
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Don't be evil

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He also suggested Google's former company motto "Don't be evil" in a 2000 meeting on company values.
The motto was first suggested either by Google employee Paul Buchheit at a meeting about corporate values that took place in early 2000 or in 2001 or, according to another account, by Google Engineer Amit Patel in 1999.


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He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail.
Paul Buchheit, the founder of Gmail, had the idea to run ads within Google's e-mail service.


Leaving Google in 2006, Buchheit started FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 and was acquired by Facebook in 2009 in a private transaction.
It was created by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh.


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He was the creator and lead developer of Gmail.
The idea for Gmail was developed by Paul Buchheit several years before it was announced to the public.

Case Western Reserve University

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He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he rowed crew.
Notable alumni include Paul Buchheit, creator and lead developer of Gmail, founder of FriendFeed, and Partner at Y Combinator; Craig Newmark, founder of; Pete Koomen, the co-founder and CTO of Optimizely; and Peter Tippett, who developed the anti-virus software Vaccine, which Symantec purchased and turned into the popular Norton AntiVirus; Larry Hurtado, one of the leading New Testament scholars in the world; Harvey Hilbert, a zen master, psychologist and expert on post-Vietnam stress syndrome.

Y Combinator

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In 2010, Buchheit left Facebook to become a partner at the investment firm Y Combinator.
In November 2010, Gmail creator Paul Buchheit and Harj Taggar were named partners.

History of Gmail

Gmail was a project started by Google developer Paul Buchheit, who had already explored the idea of web-based email in the 1990s, before the launch of Hotmail, while working on a personal email software project as a college student.


In March 2014, Y Combinator partner Paul Buchheit donated $100k in a bid to further promote Zidisha online.


After its launch, the startup raised $1 million in seed funding from various investors, including Lerer Ventures, Baseline Ventures, and angel investors Joshua Schachter and Paul Buchheit.


On November 17, 2011, Vidyard announced $1.65 million in seed funding from investors including; Softech VC, YouTube Co-founder Jawed Karim, Y Combinator (company), and GMail creator Paul Buchheit.

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Auctomatic received investment from Paul Buchheit, the lead developer of Gmail, and went on to be acquired by the Canadian firm Live Current Media for $5 million in April 2008.


In 2011, ZeroCater raised a $1.5m seed round from investors including Paul Buchheit (the creator of Gmail and Google’s unofficial ‘Don’t be evil’ motto), SV Angel, and Vaizra.


Additional investors included Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, Ron Conway, Caterina Fake, Mike Maples, and Chris Sacca, among others.


In 2011, the company raised $1.3 million from a number of angel investors, including Y-Combinator, Gmail creator and FriendFeed founder Paul Buchheit, General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures and 500 Startups.

History of Facebook

In August 2009, Facebook acquired social media real-time news aggregator FriendFeed, a startup created by Gmail's first engineer Paul Buchheit.

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AppJet received funding from notable investors including Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit, Trevor Blackwell, Mitch Kapor and Scott Banister.


The company's seed-stage investors include Y-Combinator, Sam Altman, Paul Buchheit and 500 Startups.

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Fat Llama

The platform announced $1.5m further backing from a combination of individuals and institutions including Greylock Partners, Justin Waldron and Paul Buchheit.