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Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

Born:

Evan Spiegel who is the co-founder and CEO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc born on 4th June 1990, In California, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of John W. Spiegel and his wife Melissa Ann Thomas, both are lawyers. He has two siblings, named Caroline Spiegel and Lauren Spiegel.

Personal Life:

Evan Spiegel once dated a singer, Taylor Swift. On July 20, 2016, he engaged model Miranda Kerr. They married privately in a ceremony on May 27, 2017. On May 7, 2018, Miranda gave birth to their son named Hart Kerr Spiegel.

Education:

He attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica and then attended the Stanford University.

Career:

The young men did not give up and proceeded to develop what would become their first project: Future Freshman, an online software aimed to help in the management of college admissions by counselors, parents and high school students. The project started well but could not maintain a steady growth and ended soon after. At around this time, Spiegel and Murphy met another student Reggie Brown. The collaboration between the three would prove to be a productive one. The idea for creating a disappearing pictures app was conceived by Brown and Spiegel decided to start a prototype based on this idea as a project for one of his classes. Soon Murphy became involved as well and the three young men began developing the prototype. The concept had been first floated under the name “Picaboo”. Initially, Spiegel’s classmates made fun of his final project as they felt that the idea of impermanent photos had not been a feasible one. The Snap application had been re-launched under the name Snapchat in September 2011. Snapchat soon evolved into an image messaging and multimedia mobile application, and early on the team focused on usability and technical aspects. In May 2012, 25 images were being sent per second on Snapchat and by November, the users had shared over one billion photos on the Snapchat iOS app, with 20 million photos being shared per day. Brown left the organization around this time.

Unknown Facts:

  • He is High school dropout.
  • Evan met the co-founder of Snapchat at Stanford for the first time.
  • Evan spends most of his time recruiting new people.

Master Stroke:

  • Evan Spiegel is the co-founder of Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application. The app which provides photo sharing and social networking service is currently used by millions of people worldwide.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2013, He received the Crunchies Best Mobile Application award.
  • In 2015, He received the Eddy award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Evan Spiegel, Always ready to dare.

 

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