Co-founder and CEO, Path
The Montana native and die-hard skier made a name for himself at Facebook, where he helped lead development of Facebook Connect and Facebook Platform, two key features that helped propel the social network to 1 billion monthly active users. Now Morin runs Path, the private social network on iPhone and Google devices that limits friends to 150 users. An active angel investor, he put money into Rupture, an online gaming network snapped up by Electronic Arts for $15 million in 2008, and the gift-giving app Karma, bought by Facebook earlier this year.
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