ShareThis is the world’s largest sharing network. It makes it easy to share ideas and get to the good stuff online. ShareThis is changing the economics of online publishing by creating a market of influence across the Web. ShareThis allows users to share content from anywhere to anyone, all without ever leaving the current page. ShareThis gives publishers the ability to increase the value of sharing and understand their influencers. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company is privately held with funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Blue Chip Venture Company, DFJ Mercury, Reservoir Partners, Illinois Ventures, Queen City Angels and RPM Ventures.
Tim Schigel (CEO) :
Tim Schigel was previously a director at Blue Chip Venture Company, an early stage venture firm with $600 million under management. After the successful sale of Advertising.com, Tim teamed up with Dr. David E. Goldberg, distinguished professor in entrepreneurial engineering at University of Illinois, to found ShareThis in November 2007. As CEO of ShareThis, Tim aims to help people discover what matters through a simple, universal sharing network. ShareThis is currently available on more than 100,000 Web sites.
At Blue Chip Venture Company, Tim led technology investing for a decade investing in leading companies such as Advertising.com (AOL/TW), Nielsen Buzzmetrics (Nielsen) and Third Screen Media (AOL/TW). Prior to his role at Blue Chip, Tim was a technology entrepreneur and international consultant leading innovative projects for Apple Computer, Hitachi, Hallmark Cards, Motorola and Procter & Gamble.
Tim received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.