Christopher Poole is the founder of 4chan, a simple image-based bulletin board, which has grown from a niche site targeting computer enthusiasts to one of the most influential communities on the net. With over 18 million users a month, many popular viral videos, Internet phenomena, and memes get their start on 4chan. Christopher was a featured speaker at the 2010 TED Conference, and was a keynote speaker at SXSW Interactive 2011. He has been profiled by TIME, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Recently he started a new project called Canvas, which is working on new and better ways for people to hang out and collaborate online. Poole also advises Lerer Ventures, a New York based seed stage venture firm, and hackNY, a non-profit designed to federate the next generation of student hackers for the New York innovation community. He is a proud member of the Free Art & Technology Lab.
New York, US
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