You may have encountered Chad Hurley‘s work before and not even realized it. Way back in 2005, he founded what would become the world’s preeminent video streaming and hosting site, YouTube. It exchanged hands for more than $1bn in 2006 to become a fully-fledged Google product.
Hurley then went on to found Avos Systems, which acquired Delicious from Yahoo back in April 2011, with Hurley becoming its CEO. Oh, and he also used to work at PayPal, where he’s credited as designing the eBay-owned money platform’s logo. Not bad for a man of 34.
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It was this illustrious past which led The Next Web to interview Hurley earlier this month, and subsequently invite him onto the stage at the TNW conference in Amsterdam last week. Here, our very own Robin Wauters prodded the tech entrepreneur on what he’s been up to of late, where he announced a round of funding for Avos and discussed his push into China with Mei.fm (check previous coverage here), and the ultra-secret Zeen, which lets you discover and create beautiful magazines.
Take it away, Chad…and remember, you can catch up on all our conference highlights right here.