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David Karp

David Karp (born July 6, 1986) is an entrepreneur living in New York City. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. In ... More »David Karp (born July 6, 1986) is an entrepreneur living in New York City. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. In 2010, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. Karp grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the son of Barbara Ackerman and Michael Karp. He attended The Calhoun School from age 3 through 8th grade, where his mother teaches science, until high school when he attended Bronx Science for one year before dropping out at the age of 15 and started homeschooling. Karp began interning for animation producer Fred Seibert at 14, and from there went on to work as a software consultant for UrbanBaby, an online parenting forum. Karp left UrbanBaby in 2006 and began working on Tumblr later that year. The site launched early in 2007. Article: Inc. Megazine [ Wikipedia ]

Drink Discovery App Elixr Scores Investment From David Karp, Gets Fresh Redesign And Android App

Drink Discovery App Elixr Scores Investment From David Karp, Gets Fresh Redesign And Android App The social drink finding and collection app Elixr gets a fresh redesign for iOS 7 today, launches and Android version and adds a bunch of features to an already very fun app. The app and ...

David Karp Knows How Tumblr Will Handle Porn, Is Not So Sure About NSA

Tumblr founder David Karp was a guest on The Colbert Report last night – an appearance he wrote would be “one of the scariest moments of my life.” But as it turned out, the interview went fairly well, and even had some laugh-out-loud moments, although some seemingly at Karp’s ...

Meet David Karp: Tech's newest superstar

By Laurie Segall @LaurieSegallCNN May 21, 2013: 11:40 AM ET David Karp dropped out of high school. It looks like he's doing okay though. He sold his site Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1 billion. David Karp is an intensely private individual who has just made a fortune by pioneering ...

Yahoo admits Tumblr's value is 75% 'goodwill'

By Julianne Pepitone @julpepitone August 9, 2013: 1:03 PM ET Tumblr founder David Karp (left) and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo spent about a billion dollars on Tumblr, CEO Marissa Mayer's biggest acquisition to date. As it turns out, 75% of that cost was for the social blogging ...

The Tax Costs for Tumblr's Owners

Another problem with a cash deal is that it forces Yahoo to think harder about how to compensate Tumblr’s founder, David Karp, as well as the rest of Tumblr’s senior management going forward. In a tax-free reorganization, Mr. Karp and others would have received Yahoo stock...

Yahoo's $1.1 billion acqui-hire of David Karp

It bought Tumblr founder David Karp. If you're spending a billion dollars on something, you have to be taking the long view -- and I don't think we'll be sitting here ten years from now focused on display ads on webpages. By then I'd hope someone will have figured out something more ...

It’s Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr For $1.1B, Promises To Keep It Independent

It says it will keep it as an independent company, with founder David Karp at the helm as CEO. “The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr irreverence, wit, and commitment to empower creators,” it writes. More to come. Release below...

David Karp’s Dilemma

As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend. It’s likely, in between multiple discussions with his board members and Marissa ...

For David Karp, Marissa Mayer Flushes $81 Million More Of Yahoo's Cash And Stock

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Tumblr founder David Karp (L) poses after a news conference with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (R) following Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr in Times Square on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The internet giant Yahoo purchased the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. ...

Will David Karp continue his Tumblr success at Yahoo?

Will David Karp continue his Tumblr success at Yahoo? By Bloomberg | 29 May, 2013, 01.32AM IST It’s surely been a fairy tale for young David Karp. But a happy ending is in considerable doubt. Steve Jobs and Willy Wonka to me were just like these brilliant people who had these ...

Tumblr’s 26-Year-Old Founder Celebrates $1.1 Billion Deal

Chief Executive Officer David Karp, a 26-year-old who started the company in 2007, signed a note announcing Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) ’s $1.1 billion acquisition with the closing, “F--- yeah.” Beyond just expressing elation, Karp was making a statement that the New York-based company ...

Not A Billionaire: After Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Worth Just Under $200 Million

David Karp, after paying taxes on from his Tumblr windfall, will be worth just under $200 million. (Photo Matthew Buchanan/Flickr) David Karp didn’t finish high school. That didn’t stop him from working his way into the 1 percent. On Monday, when Yahoo Yahoo announced it would ...

Tumblr genius David Karp just a ‘New York City kid’

Shaggy-haired city hipster and Tumblr founder David Karp yesterday had two words for the $1.1 billion cash sale of his popular blogging site to Yahoo! The 26-year-old wunderkind, who grew up on the Upper West Side strolling the Museum of Natural History and sketching dinosaur bones...

Transcript: Marissa Mayer at Fortune MPW

How did you come ‑‑ what was the big selling point on Tumblr, why Tumblr, and what have you learned from David Karp? MARISSA MAYER: Sure. So I think that Tumblr when we looked at it it was almost ‑‑ you know, I love maps and I worked a lot on maps when I was at Google. And if you looked ...

Tumblr chief calls Twitter ‘gross’

Tumblr founder David Karp lashed out at Twitter at Cannes Lions yesterday, blasting the way it displays the number of followers for every tweeter as “really gross.” “We don’t share stats, so your follower counts, your performance isn’t published out to the world," Karp said. "You ...

Raising the next Bill Gates

Add to that the recent tech wunderkind stories -- David Karp sold blogging site Tumblr, which he built at 20-years-old, to Yahoo ( YHOO, Fortune 500 ) for $1.1 billion, and 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio sold his news-reading app also to Yahoo for tens of millions. Karp dropped out of ...

As TV Falls Apart, Tumblr And Twitter Aim To Pick Up The Pieces

TUMBLR AS THE NEW “TV” Tumblr founder David Karp doesn’t seem to think so. Having built up an online community that Yahoo just acquired for $1.1 billion, he told Charlie Rose in an interview this week that Tumblr is a part of a larger transition in consumer behavior. “What regular people ...

5 reasons why Yahoo is making a $1.1 billion mistake The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Shee

Tumblr CEO David Karp is correct in his resistance to the use of traditional display on Tumblr. Karp will have a new boss on Tuesday morning, but it appears as though he will remain in charge at Tumblr. As the product visionary behind Tumblr, Karp has been very public about ...

Yahoo Closes Its Purchase Of Tumblr For $1.1B, Reconfirms Karp At The Helm Of Social Site

In a week where Tumblr CEO David Karp did the rounds at the Cannes Lions advertising confab in France, Yahoo has now confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of the social network and blogging site for $1.1 billion — first announced in May. As Yahoo said previously, it will keep ...

Tumblr Founder Says Site Will Stay an 'Independent' Effort

Brian Ach/Getty Images, for TechCrunch (left); Laurent Gillieron/Keystone, via Associated Press Tumblr’s founder, David Karp, and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, at separate events earlier this year. SAN FRANCISCO — Both Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, and David ...

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