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— Lance Ulanoff, via Twitter
Stone helped found things besides Twitter: Xanga, Blogger and Odeo. He worked for Google with Blogger. He once won a debate at Oxford Union.
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Jelly, the stealthy startup founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced Thursday that the company just closed its Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by Spark Capital; Bijan Sabet — an early Twitter investor — will join Jelly’s board. Other noteworthy investors include Jack Dorsey, U2’s Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, Roya Mahboob, Greg Yaitanes and former vice president Al Gore.
News Byteemerged unexpectedly early,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone today confirmed the existence of his new startup, but left the description of its product vague: A free, mobile-first, “we”-oriented tool to help people do good. And “it won’t be ready for a while.”
News Byteannounced Friday that he would soon join the ranks of Obvious Corp. It’s the outfit founded by Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jason Goldman, three of the earliest Twitter employees (the first two are founders), who are all no longer with the microblogging service. Gamache’s arrival announcement comes soon after news that Ian Ownbey, another Twitter employee, said he would join Branch, a social start-up advised by none other than Obvious Corp.
News ByteRecent 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.