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FriendFeed was founded by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh. Bret, Jim, Paul and Sanjeev previously worked at Google, where they designed and launched many products, most notably Google Maps, the Google Maps API, Gmail and Google Groups. Since launch, FriendFeed has grown to twelve people.

Meet the team

Bret Taylor

Bret Taylor

Before FriendFeed, Bret was a Group Product Manager at Google, where he launched Google Maps, the Google Maps API, and founded Google’s Developer product group. Bret was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, where he developed FriendFeed with Jim. Bret has an MS and BS in Computer Science from Stanford University. Bret has a slavish devotion to turkey and chicken pesto sausage sandwiches from Le Boulanger.
Jim Norris

Jim Norris

Jim most recently was a Software Engineer at Google for four years, where he launched Google Maps and worked on Google's core infrastructure team. He left Google to be an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, where he and Bret developed FriendFeed. Jim has an MS and BS in Computer Science from Stanford University. Jim's most recent trip was a safari to Africa. Jim's most recent regret was losing his camera on a safari to Africa.
Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit

After getting a Computer Science degree from Case Western Reserve University, Paul worked at Intel, and then Google. There, he was the engineer behind Gmail. Paul is also responsible for Google's famous "Don't be evil" motto and the first AdSense prototype. Paul got married in a tiger suit.
Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev previously worked at Google on Gmail and the Google Search Appliance. Prior to Google, he worked at Third Voice and a government research lab. He holds a Computer Science degree from Stanford and wants to breed giant dragonflies someday.
Ana

Ana Yang

Before FriendFeed, Ana worked on product marketing at Google for four years, leading Gmail marketing for three years. Before Google, she was a brand consultant at Ogilvy&Mather in Hong Kong, and prior to that, she worked on consumer marketing at Tellme Networks. Ana has a BA in both Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University, but is less interested in either topic than she is in sports. Ana also takes unnecessarily dangerous vacations to places like Siberia and Iraq.
Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox

Forever oscillating between getting worked and getting schooled, Kevin webmastered for Levi Strauss, bachelored in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley, designed at Yahoo, mastered in HCI at Carnegie Mellon, and most recently worked at Google, designing interfaces for Gmail, Google Calendar, Reader, and other products. He also likes cheese.
Tudor Bosman

Tudor Bosman

Tudor graduated with a BS from Caltech, then got his MS from Stanford while working for Oracle on their database server. Afterwards, he worked at Google on Gmail. He is trying to convince the rest of us to open a FriendFeed office on Kauai, and is proudly owned by two cats.
Casey Muller

Casey Muller

While getting SB and MEng degrees in Computer Science from MIT, Casey spent most of his time at the Media Lab and also picked up another SB in, literally, "Humanities" (okay, Media Studies). He then worked at Rhythm & Hues Studios before dropping out of a PhD program at NYU to found Jamglue. He likes building crazy things on and off the web, and has a problem deleting any of his travel photography.
Dan Hsiao

Dan Hsiao

Before FriendFeed, Dan was enrolled in MIT Sloan's MBA/Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program. Prior to that, he was a project manager for sales trading applications at JPMorgan in New York City, and completed his BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Dan misses the east coast, but is willing to put up with California's weather to work at FriendFeed.
Benjamin Golub

Benjamin Golub

Ben received a BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Before joining FriendFeed, Ben was most recently at Frontier Communications, and also worked on side projects such as RSSmeme and fftogo. Ben's fiancée is a med student at the University of Rochester but Ben is afraid of blood, which makes it really interesting when he tries to quiz her.
Ben Darnell

Ben Darnell

Before FriendFeed, Ben worked at Google, where among other things he led the development of Google Reader. Ben has a BS degree in Computer Science from NC State University.