Dustin Moskovitz

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Dustin Moskovitz is an American entrepreneur and investor best known as the co-founder of the social network Facebook and the software company Asana. He was born on May 22, 1984, in Gainesville, Florida.

Moskovitz attended Harvard University, where he studied computer science and economics. He dropped out after two years to launch Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum. Moskovitz was the company's first chief technology officer, and his responsibilities included product design, software development, and marketing. In 2008, Moskovitz left Facebook to found the software company Asana with Justin Rosenstein, an engineering manager he had met at Facebook. As CEO and co-founder of Asana, Moskovitz has overseen the company’s growth and success, including its Series C funding round of $50 million in 2013.

Moskovitz is a noted philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to various causes, including the Open Society Foundations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His philanthropic focus is on global health and development, education, human rights, and democracy. He and his wife, Cari Tuna, established the philanthropic organization Good Ventures in 2011, which has provided funding for organizations such as the Against Malaria Foundation and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative.

In addition to his philanthropic work, Moskovitz is an active investor. He has invested in and provided capital to a number of startups, including Airbnb, Slack, Instacart, and Cruise Automation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Moskovitz and Tuna are signatories of The Giving Pledge, a commitment to donate more than half of their wealth to charitable causes. In 2014, they were ranked by Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaires in the United States.

Moskovitz is an avid supporter of the tech community and regularly speaks at industry events and conferences. He is also a member of the board of advisors of Y Combinator, a seed accelerator program that helps launch startups. In 2010, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.

He has been featured in numerous publications and was profiled in a book titled The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World. Moskovitz is a champion of open-source software and has co-authored several books on the subject. He has also been named one of the world’s most influential people by Vanity Fair and one of Fortune's most powerful people in tech.