Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. DuckDuckGo offers online privacy tools including a non-tracking alternative to Google and a mobile privacy browser and desktop browser extension that allows you to search and browse the web without being tracked.
Since 2008, Weinberg has grown DuckDuckGo from a self-funded operation out of his dusty basement into a business with over $25 million in revenue and 50 employees across multiple continents. Weinberg is a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded other Internet-related companies and an active angel investor. He's also the co-author of Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth (Penguin Portfolio, 2015) and a forthcoming book on mental models. Weinberg was also on General Electric's four-member Digital Advisory Board for 2015. He holds a B.S. with honors from MIT in Physics and an M.S. from the MIT Technology and Policy Program. Weinberg has been profiled in The Washington Post and Fast Company, and is routinely quoted in leading print publications such as The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Weinberg is also a frequent TV commentator, appearing on CNN, CNBC, and CBS This Morning, among others. He resides with his wife and kids in Valley Forge, PA and is on twitter @yegg.
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