Path Snags Digg's Matt Van Horn As VP Of Biz Dev, Approaches Launch

Digg Head of Business Development Matt Van Horn is leaving Digg to move over to the “stealthish” startup Path as VP of Business Development. This Friday will be his last day at Digg, which just this week announced its V.4 redesign.

From Van Horn’s announcement email to colleagues:

When I graduated college in 2006, it was a crazy dream to move to the bay area and join a tech start-up. So I took it upon myself to stalk Kevin and crew repeatedly until they created a position for me. It’s now been more than three years since I started here and I have learned so much and am so grateful for the chance that everyone took in bringing me on board. This has been the opportunity of a lifetime and I am excited for what the future has in store for Digg and will continue to support it in any way I can.

After this Friday, I will be joining up with Dave Morin, Shawn Fanning and Dustin Mierau on a new stealthish project called Path.  I used to work with Dave at Apple and I’m excited to be working with him on this new project.  We haven’t announced what we’re doing yet, but it’s going to start on the iPhone – you can sign up for more information at

The latest we heard about the much buzzed about list-making service was a tweet from investor Ashton Kutcher about his Path anticipation, until today.

From Path CEO and former Facebooker Dave Morin,

“Matt’s focus on distributing the Digg brand throughout the internet makes him a perfect fit for Path as we turn our eye towards launch. At Path we are focused on building a beautiful experience through great design and a focus on quality. We think that Matt will approach the partnerships and relationships that we build with design in mind and are excited to welcome him to the Path team.

Key takeaway from Van Horn’s email: Path will be launching on the iPhone first. Stay tuned for updates.