Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur known best as co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Jelly. A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for two decades. Stone is an investor, board director, public speaker, and philanthropist. In 2017, Biz returned to Twitter full time at the request of Jack Dorsey, its Co-Founder and CEO.
TIME listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” The Economist recognized him with their annual “Innovation Award,” his Twitter won an Emmy, INC named him “Entrepreneur of the Decade,” CIPR honored him for “Leadership in The Forefront of Developing New Media,” In 2019 Vanity Fair featured him as a “Bright Spark,” and GQ Magazine saw fit to label Biz as “Nerd of the Year.”
In addition to being a technologist, Biz is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Oxford, a filmmaker, film producer, and has authored three books. Having started out as an artist, Biz stresses the importance of creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Stone lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Livia and son Jacob.