GQ once named him Nerd of the Year, TIME put him on their list of most influential persons in the world, and Valleywag dubbed him Most Useless. Biz Stone means different things to different people but the main thrust of his work over the past decade plus has been developing collaborative systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
As a progenitor of early social media, Biz became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999 and went on to work at Google. Later, Stone co-invented and co-founded Twitter. After stepping away from his day-to-day role at Twitter Inc., Biz helped incubate Medium and made some investments through Obvious. In March of 2013, Biz announced his latest startup, Jelly. Biz is co-founder and CEO of Jelly which has not yet revealed product details.
An adamant believer that when we help others, we also help ourselves, Stone supports a new way of doing business with a higher level of ambition, and a better, more altruistic way to measure success. Beyond immediate needs, Stone advocates selflessness; insisting we follow this path in order to deliver deeper meaning in our work.
Along with his wife, Livia, Stone was named a Huffington Post Game Changer for their work and impact in the field of public service. Stone is on the National Advisory Council for Donors Choose and supports causes including education, public health, environmentalism, and animal welfare. Biz is a Fellow at Oxford University and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College in Massachusetts.
Biz lives in Marin County, California with his wife Livia and son Jacob.