Evan Williams

Cofounder, Medium & Twitter

Evan Williams helped create two of the biggest services on the Internet—Blogger, which he ran for four years before its sale to Google in 2003, and Twitter, where he was CEO for two years and now serves on the board of directors. Twitter was one of the first projects spun out by The Obvious Corporation, an Internet incubator that Williams cofounded with Biz Stone and Jason Goldman in 2006 and where he now serves as CEO. Obvious is currently launching a new collaborative publishing platform called Medium, now in private beta testing. Raised on a family farm in Nebraska, Williams has been recognized by Inc. as one of the “Entrepreneurs of the Decade.” He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was included on Time’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”