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John Borthwick is CEO and co-founder of betaworks. Betaworks is a company that builds and invests companies across the social, data driven media internet.
Companies that betaworks has built include Giphy, Dots, bitly and Chartbeat. Betaworks also acquired and re-launched Digg and Instapaper. Betaworks seed investments include: kickstarter, tumblr (acquired by Yahoo), Summize (acquired by Twitter as their search engine), IFTTT, OMG Pop (acquired by Zynga), Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter), along with many others. For a complete list of our work, please refer to the betaworks.com site.
Prior to betaworks John was Senior Vice President of Alliances and Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc. John's company, WP-Studio, founded in 1994, was one of the first content studios in New York's Silicon Alley. John holds an MBA from Wharton (1994) and an undergraduate degree BA in Economics from Wesleyan University (1987). He sits on the board of WNYC, NYPR, Data and Society, and Rhizome at the New Museum