13 Facts About Biz Stone


Biz Stone was the creative director at Xanga from 1999 to 2001.

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Biz Stone was Jelly's CEO until its acquisition by Pinterest in 2017.

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Biz Stone attended Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, but did not graduate from either.

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Biz Stone is a board director at Beyond Meat, Medium, Polaroid Swing, Workpop, and Jelly Industries.

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Biz Stone made his directorial debut working alongside Ron Howard and Canon USA to direct a short film, Evermore, as a part of Project Imaginat10n.

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Biz Stone described the opportunity as a chance to scratch a long-time creative itch.

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Biz Stone is an advisor to Zoic Studios, and an Executive Producer of the documentary Eating Animals along with Natalie Portman.

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Biz Stone has been honored with the International Center for Journalists Innovation Award, Inc magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Decade, Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and GQ named him Nerd of the Year, along with Evan Williams.

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In 2015, Biz Stone's Twitter won an Emmy and Biz Stone received CIPR's most prestigious accolade for leadership at the forefront of developing new forms of media.

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Biz Stone is a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a member of the Senior Common Room at Exeter College, Oxford.

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Biz Stone is an Executive Fellow at University of California, Berkeley.

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Biz Stone is an active philanthropist, and is involved in causes including animal rights, veganism, environmentalism, poverty, health and education.

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Biz Stone is an advisor and contributor to DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization helping classrooms in need.

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