Startup SIG: PBwiki founders David Weekly, Ramit Sethi and Nathan Schmidt



  • Topic: PBwiki founders David Weekly, Ramit Sethi and Nathan Schmidt

    At an all-night SuperHappyDevHouse event in May 2005, David Weekly spent 7 hours coding a simple hosted wiki service from concept to production-available. Within 48 hours of launching, PBwiki was adopted by over a thousand groups as news of the service spread on blogs like LifeHacker and BoingBoing.  PBwiki is used by the SDForum Startup SIG, and is extremely easy to use: its name suggests it's as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich.

    Fast-forward 2.5 years and PBwiki:

    Runs 300,000 wikis for millions of montly users.
    Supports 20,000 businesses, including AT&T,  Wal-Mart, and 1/3 of the Fortune 500.
    Has 11+ fulltime employees and several part-timers and contractors.
    Has received $2.5 million funding from Ron Conway, Seraph Group and Mohr Davidow.

    We're delighted to host PBwiki's founders, David Weekly, Ramit Sethi, and Nathan Schmidt.

    David Weekly, CEO, Founder and Chairman

    David has been programming since he was five and has coded for MIT, Harvard, Stanford,, atWeb, and Legato. David wrote the first layman's description of MP3 in early 1997 and graduated in 2000 with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford, where he was a President Scholar and a finalist in the ACM International Programming Competition. He likes to throw hacker parties, fly helicopters, ride his motorcycle, and make useful things.

    Ramit Sethi, Vice President of Marketing Ramit leads marketing and usability for PBwiki. He dislikes people who confuse marketing with advertising. He has been the Director of Special Projects at the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, and is a consultant on emerging technologies to venture-capital firms in Silicon Valley. His blog,, hosts over 100,000 readers per month. He is also the creator of the classic "You Have Died of Dysentery" T-shirt. Ramit is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees studying technology and psychology.

    Nathan Schmidt, CTO
    Nathan joined PBwiki following five years in development and engineering Telephia, the leader in wireless telephony market research and network performance benchmarking. Prior to Telephia Nathan was a co-founder of Scout Electromedia, which shipped the Modo, a pioneering wireless city-guide and marketing platform. A President Scholar, he received a BS in Computer Systems Engineering at Stanford University.




    Building D

    Southern Cross Room

    3410 Hillview Avenue

    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30pm-7:00pm - registration

    7:00pm-8:30pm - presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    Seating is limited

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