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Ex-Twitter Employee Joins Social Start-Up Branch

Recent Twitter defector Ian Ownbey will soon join Branch, the New York-based start-up aimed at curating “high-quality public discourse.” Engineer Ownbey will move to the East Coast to join Branch’s eight-man outfit, which is backed and mentored by the Obvious Corporation, a group composed of ex-Twitterers Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman. Branch’s other investors include SV Angel, Betaworks and Lerer Ventures (and more), with advisers such as Jonah Peretti of BuzzFeed.


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