Since 2008, I've been the CEO & Founder of
, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly
of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. Our
private search engine
is #4 in the
and dozens of other countries, answering
over 9 billion queries
I'm also the co-author of
Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models
(Penguin Portfolio, 2019) and
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
(Penguin Portfolio, 2015).
Before DuckDuckGo, I founded other Internet-related companies. My formal education is from MIT (B.S. Physics, '97-01; M.S. from the
Technology and Policy Program
'03-05). I live in Valley Forge, PA with my wife and two kids.
What if We All Just Sold Non-Creepy Advertising?
(Jun 2019, New York Times)
Testimony Before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee
Google and Facebook are watching our every move online. It's time to make them stop.
(Jan 2018, CNBC).
Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.
(Jan 2019, Medium)
Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor
(Feb 2014, Fast Company)
Ducking Google in search engines
(Nov 2012, Washington Post).