Seth Sternberg

Seth Sternberg
Product Director, Google

Website | @sethjs

Seth is a Product Director at Google X. Prior to Google X, Seth was the Product Director for the Google+ Platform, where he and team launched “Sign in with Google”. Seth joined Google through its acquisition of Meebo, where he was Co-Founder and CEO. Meebo, a consumer Internet company, reached more than half of the U.S. internet population, working to make sites more social and engaging.

Seth, along with college friends Elaine Wherry and Sandy Jen, started Meebo in 2005. Meebo was installed on more than 8,000 websites including Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, TMZ, Dilbert, and The Washington Examiner. Meebo investors included Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Time Warner, True Ventures and others.

Prior to starting Meebo, Sternberg worked in IBM’s Corporate Development group.

In his spare time, Sternberg mentors aspiring entrepreneurs, spends a bunch of time on a bicycle and is an avid pilot. He has spoken at several industry events and has been featured on CNBC, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and WIRED, among others. Sternberg graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and attended (but ultimately dropped out of) Stanford Business School.


Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Oren Michels (Mashery), Seth Sternberg (Google), Jessica Alter (Bebo), Chris Damsen (Netvibes), Jeff Roberto (Friendster)
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