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Anil Dash - Member

Anil Dash is an entrepreneur, technologist and writer acknowledged as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker for having started his site in 1999 as one of the earliest and most influential blogs on the Internet. Today his work focuses on applying the techniques and technologies of the startup world to the transformation the major institutions of society and culture.

Dash is cofounder of Activate, the strategy consulting firm which helps the world's major media and technology companies reinvent their businesses, and cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new app which helps people get more meaning out of the time they spend on social networking. In addition, Dash is an active advisor to several of the most prominent and innovative technology startups and non-profit organizations and has been a columnist for Wired magazine.

Dash is a member of the board of the popular question-and-answer site Stack Exchange and sits on the board of the New York Tech Meetup which serves as the political and social hub for the New York technology community. Dash also advises the reading network startup Readability, conversation platform Branch, respected new publisher Vox Media, the popular upstart hip hop label Greedhead Records and the noted education non-profit DonorsChoose.

Dash has been recognized for his role in popularizing web culture and advocating for social and civic responsibility within the technology industry, earning showcases in museums including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and honors including a Webby citation for in 2010 in the Personal Blog category; The New York Observer named him one of its 2012 Tech Insurgents.

Dash's earlier career involved a seminal role as Chief Evangelist at pioneering blogging technology company Six Apart (now SAY Media), where he joined as the first employee and helped guide the company into being the world's leading blogging company. His earlier career featured roles in the newspaper and music industries.

Dash lives in New York City with his wife Alaina Browne, who is general manager of Serious Eats, a James Beard Award winner for Best Food Blog; They have a young son, Malcolm. Dash can be found online at and on nearly every social network as "anildash".




Co-Founder, Activate

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