Kevin Rose is an American entrepreneur, investor, and television host. He began his career as a web designer and developer, working for various tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2004, he co-founded Digg, a social news website that allowed users to submit and vote on news stories. Digg quickly gained popularity and attracted a large audience, becoming one of the most visited sites on the internet. In 2012, Rose left Digg to start a new venture, Milk, a mobile app development company. Google later acquired Milk in 2014.
After the acquisition, Rose joined Google Ventures, a venture capital firm, as a partner. He helped the fund invest in companies such as Uber, Fitbit, and Jawbone. In 2015, Rose founded the startup accelerator HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun), which focuses on developing new technologies and business models in the consumer space.
Kevin Rose is also a television host, best known for co-hosting Diggnation, a weekly tech news show from 2005 to 2012. He also hosted a number of other shows, such as "Founder Stories" and "The Kevin Rose Show," where he interviewed entrepreneurs, investors, and other business leaders. The performances were typically focused on technology and startup culture and aired on a variety of platforms such as YouTube, Revision3, and TWiT.tv
In addition to hosting, Rose also produced and directed several episodes of Diggnation and other shows he hosted. He has interviewed many high-profile guests on his show, including Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Tim Ferriss.
Since the end of Diggnation, Rose has not hosted any other TV shows. Still, he has continued to produce video content through his personal YouTube channel, where he shares his thoughts on technology, startups, and investing.
In addition to his work as an entrepreneur and investor, Rose is also an active angel investor, having invested in several startups, such as the meditation app, Headspace.