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Humanthology is the platform to share impactful first-hand experiences on topics that matter. We are the emotional counterpart to Wikipedia.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Humanthology is a place to share stories on a range of meaningful topics. Content is user generated and curated with a focus on high-quality first-hand perspectives. The goal is to offer a deeper understanding of the world around us. It is ironic in a world where it is easier and easier to share, it is harder and harder to share what matters.


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    Valerie Wilson McCarthy
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Fifteen years senior level positions in the technology sector. Co-founder of Stoke, successful Kleiner/Sequoia backed company. BA and Masters in Philosophy from Stanford. MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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    John Perry
    Co-Founder and Advisor

    Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Stanford University. In 1983, led a group that founded Stanford’s Center for Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Raised $30 million for research and building construction. CSLI led to Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program with majors consisting of Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology. Graduates of these programs have become famous tech leaders in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

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    Ann Sydeman
    Head of User Experience

    20 years in User Experience - true seasoned information architect. Previous experience at TiVo, Amazon/Lab126, Kno, Silicon Graphics. Engineering at Silicon Graphics. B.A. UC Berkeley.

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    Clifford Collio
    Head of Product Management

    10+ years in Product and Technology Management at Disney, Cisco, and EcoFactor. B.A. Pomona College, M.B.A UCLA

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    Danie D. Taylor
    Head of Community Development

    10+ years in Communications and Broadcast Journalism at Gap Inc., KPIX CBS 5, KLAS TV, KVLY-TV. Emmy Award, Best Evening Newscast 2006 for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. B.A. Ithaca College.

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    Demitrius Johnson
    Lead Software Architect

    15+ years in Engineering/Software Architect. Particular expertise in Node.js, NoSQL, and titan graph data base. Previous experience at Vevo, Bislr, New Media Group, Fuser, NewsGator. B.A. University of Colorado.

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    Nuri Hodges
    Lead Front End Developer

    10 years in Engineering at Thinglet, Spruce Interactive, Geekworks LLC, independent consulting.