Paul Buchheit

Paul T. Buchheit is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. In 2006, Buchheit started FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 with partner Bret Taylor. FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook in 2009.

About Paul Buchheit in brief

Summary Paul BuchheitPaul T. Buchheit is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur who created Gmail. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. In 2006, Buchheit started FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 with partner Bret Taylor. FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook in 2009 in a private transaction that resulted in Buchheit being a Facebook employee.

In 2010 he left Facebook to become a partner at the investment firm Y Combinator. He won the 2011 The Economist Innovation Awards for the Computing and telecommunications field. He has donated to various health organizations since the death of his 33-year-old brother from pancreatic cancer.