Spencer Kimball
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Spencer Kimball

Co-founder of, senior engineer Google infrastructure, co-founder of WeGo systems, co-author of

New York, New York, United States
Member since October 18, 2013
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1996 U.C. Berkeley , BA , Computer Science

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Two sides to the same coin: the uncertainty of success and the wide-open array of possibilities for success.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Release early, release often, fail quickly.

Full bio
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Viewfinder
  • Senior Engineer, Google: Colossus, exascale distributed file system; Java infrastructure, including the open-sourced Google Servlet Engine (2002-2011).
  • Co-founder, WeGo Systems, $20mm Mayfair-funded startup subsequently sold to Alternet (1998-2002). 
  • Co-authored Gnutella “Gnubile” P2P file sharing client and built image processing backend for Ofoto which was sold to Kodak (1998-2002). 
  • University of California at Berkeley, co-authored open-sourced GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) with Peter Mattis; B.A. Computer Science.