Eli Pariser

Co-Founder of Upworthy

Eli Pariser is an author, online organizer and the co-founder of Upworthy, a startup focused on making content that matters go viral. 

During his time at MoveOn.org, from 2001–2008, the organization grew 10 times in size and collected nearly $120,000,000 in small donations. His book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is a New York Times bestseller. His TED talk on the same topic, which TED curator Chris Anderson named one of the top talks of the year, has been viewed over 2 million times.

Eli helped start Avaaz.org, a global online movement with over 15 million members drawn from nearly every country, and has served on the boards of the Open Society Foundations' U.S. Programs, the New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, MoveOn, Access and a number of other organizations. 

Eli grew up in Lincolnville, Maine, and attended Bard College at Simon's Rock. He now lives in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood.

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