We’re very pleased to announce that Dwight Merriman, the co-founder and former CTO of DoubleClick and now the co-founder of hot New York startup 10gen, will be joining us onstage at Disrupt NY this month. He’s been at the forefront of Internet advertising and engineering for the past two decades and is an icon of New York startups.
DoubleClick began life in 1995 by serving some of the first banner ads on the web. Merriman led its technology side for the first 10 years, through an IPO in 1998 and a merger as it grew to become a main way that websites made money. Google eventually bought it in 2007 for $3.1 billion, and the company now exists as part of its core display ads business.
Merriman is now the chairman and co-founder of 10gen, which sponsors the widely used open source NoSQL database MongoDB. The company has been quietly surging, with total funding north of $80 million and an employee headcount expected to reach 500 in the next couple of years.
He joins our growing list of Disrupt NY speakers that currently includes Mailbox CEO Gentry Underwood, Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale, super angel Ron Conway, and more to be announced in the weeks leading up to Disrupt NY. Tickets are currently available with the early-bird discount ending tomorrow, April 11.
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Dwight is one of the original authors of MongoDB, the open-source document database. In 1995, he co-founded DoubleClick (acquired by Google for $3.1 billion) and served as Chief Technology Officer for 10 years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day.
Earlier he was Co-Founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (merged with CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology. Dwight is also a Co-Founder of, and investor in, Business Insider and Gilt Groupe.
Dwight received a B.S. with honors in Systems Analysis from Miami University of Ohio.
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