Creative Entrepreneurship Award
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tumblr
David Karp was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Bronx High School of Science until age 15, when he grew frustrated with the school’s limited curriculum and dropped out to pursue his passions in computer science.
An internship at Frederator Studios led to a job leading product at UrbanBaby. When CNET acquired the company in 2005, David started his own development agency, Davidville. In 2007, his team launched Tumblr, now the home of and platform for more than 250 million creators. In 2013, Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, and acts as an independent subsidiary.
David continues pioneering in the role of Tumblr’s CEO, working to bring his vision for creative design and technology to the social networking industry.