Ev Williams


In January 1999 Ev co-founded Pyra Labs, which created the blog-publishing service Blogger (and coined the term "blogger"), which was acquired by Google in early 2003. He then co-founded Odeo and Obvious Corp, which gave birth to Twitter in 2006. Ev was Twitter's co-founder, lead investor, and former CEO. Twitter has become one of the most used sites on the Internet, with over 320 million people logging into the service each month and sending half a billion tweets each day.

In 2011, Ev, along with Obvious Ventures advisors Biz Stone and Jason Goldman, restarted Obvious Corp and began a mix of start-up investing and incubation. He has invested in Branch (acquired by Facebook), plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat (IPO May 2019), and household device maker Nest (acquired by Google). Ev is the co-founder and CEO of Medium.

Ev grew up on a farm in Clarks, Nebraska.

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