Feedburner CEO Dick Costolo Stepping Down From Google To Pursue New venture

Posted Jul 7, 2009

Dick Costolo is the founder of Feedburner.  After he graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science, he went three-for-three in co-founding start ups and selling them off.

The companies he found and sold off included Burning Door Networked Media which sold to DKA LLC.  And then he co-founded Spyonit.com which sold to 724 Solutions.  Finally he co-founded Feedburner which sold to Google for $100 million.  Perhaps Costolo wants to go for a fourth.

Feedburner was based in Chicago when it first started out.  After being acquired, the employees of Feedburner worked on several other projects within Google such as advertisements.  The Feedburner service and user base was rolled into Google’s own RSS system.  When working at Google, Costolo reported to Neal Mohan.

[via TechCrunch]