Co-Founder and CEO
Snapchat Inc.

Evan Spiegel is the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, a real-time picture messaging application available on iPhone and Android.

Snapchat users have shared more than five billion unique images through the service since January 2012, making Snapchat one of the Top 10 apps in the iTunes App Store. The fast-rising startup recently raised funding from Benchmark Capital; the team’s headquarters moved from Spiegel’s dad’s place to offices in Venice Beach, Calif.

Before Snapchat, Spiegel worked as a software developer at Intuit, where he was involved with a stealth project involving SMS technology. He studied product design at Stanford University, and almost graduated.

Posts With Evan Spiegel

Benchmark’s Mitch Lasky on App Discovery, Distribution and the Power of Chat Networks

The successful games investor chats about, well, chat.

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Snapchat Raises $50 Million in Series C Round

Ephemeral messaging startup Snapchat has raised $50 million in a Series C round of venture capital, according to an SEC filing. The money was contributed by a single investor, CEO Evan Spiegel told TechCrunch. With today’s investment and the $60 million Series B round just a few months ago, Snapchat has raised upward of $120 million in total.

With New COO Hire, Snapchat Means (Non-Ephemeral) Business

The company that has proved increasingly popular with teens is starting to grow up.

Instagram Business Lead Emily White to Be Named COO of Snapchat

A big talent raid by the photo and video upstart from its rival and also potential acquirer.

Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

Smartphone sales, in-app gaming and sticker packs! Can American companies learn a thing or two about monetization from Asian messaging services?

We Still Don’t Know Snapchat’s Magic User Numbers (But Here’s a Bunch of Other Interesting New Stats, Including About Norway!)

CEO Evan Spiegel talks monetization, growth and international at a recent conference.


Snapchat CEO Says 70 Percent of Users Are Women

Roughly 70 percent of Snapchat users are women, the chief executive of the messaging app said at a closed-door Goldman Sachs conference Wednesday.

Here’s Why One Snapchat Investor Thinks the App Is Worth Billions

No revenue? No problem.

Next on Deck for Snapchat and Pinterest: Some Sales Help?

You need to spend money to make money. So, when and how will the pair of hot startups make money?

Stories — Snapchat’s Play on the Ephemeral Status Update

Stories is a new product that expands Snapchat beyond its original 10-second-message horizons — and could give pause to other networks like Facebook and Twitter.