Eli Pariser is an author, online organizer, and the co-founder of Upworthy, a new startup focused on making content that matters go viral.
During his time at MoveOn.org, from 2001 to 2008, the organization grew by 10 times 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, and his TED talk on the same topic has been seen over 2 million times and was called one of the top talks of the year by TED curator Chris Andreson. Eli also helped start Avaaz.org, a global online movement with over 15 million members in nearly every country, and has served on the boards of the New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, MoveOn, Access, and a number of other organizations.
Eli grew up in Lincolnville, ME, and attended Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He now lives in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY.