SXSW 2017: Tumblr CEO David Karp Recounts His Tales of Success

Tumblr CEO David Karp sits down to discuss his world famous platform with Shira Lazar.
By Alex Firer

  • Few internet developers have made as much an impact on the DNA of web culture than Tumblr CEO David Karp. Ever since he founded Tumblr in 2007, his microblogging app has given a hand to those looking for an exciting and quirky way to connect with each other. The young entrepreneur comes on to discuss the need for interconnection in our new divisive era, discusses his raising of money for Planned Parenthood, and the roots of his discovering Tumblr as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.

    Likewise, is discussed is Karp’s decision to continue to be hands on in the company despite its blowing up, his approach to monetization — which includes inviting other platforms to make their home inside Tumblr, allowing them to continue to grow.

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