Seth Sternberg

Seth Sternberg
CEO, meebo


After graduating from Yale in 2001 in Political Science, Seth looked to understand the black box of big-business decision making and spent three years in Corporate Development at IBM leading various M&A transactions. Seth then left for Stanford Business School. After a summer internship at private equity group Warburg Pincus, he co-founded a startup with two friends. meebo, a website for instant messaging, grew rapidly and Seth chose to put Stanford on hold to pursue the venture. Seth, meebo’s CEO, led the initial capital raise of $3.5 million from Sequoia Capital. meebo continues to grow and serves 6 million people monthly, having raised an additional $9 million in funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Seth enjoys tennis and rollerblading and is an avid private pilot.


Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Oren Michels (Mashery), Seth Sternberg (meebo), Jessica Alter (Bebo), Chris Damsen (Netvibes), Jeff Roberto (Friendster)
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Platinum Sponsor

  • Yahoo! Inc.

Gold Sponsors

  • CollegeNET
  • Friendster
  • Google
  • introNetworks
  • RockYou
  • Userplane

AppNite Sponsors

  • Charles River Venture
  • Facebook
  • SocialMedia

Premier Media Partner

  • BNet