Editor-in-Chief and CEO
Assistant Managing Editor
Reddit, Facebook, Weibo
Fernando Alfonso III
Tumblr, Canvas, 4chan
Internet Rights, Facebook, Sports
Business, Marketing & Engineering
Director of Business Development
Director of Audience Development
Chief Marketing Officer
Social Media Manager
Chief Technology Officer
Software and Data Engineer
Founding Team Bios
The Daily Dot was founded in September of 2010 by CEO Nicholas White and his co-founders, Nova Spivack & Josh Jones-Dilworth.
Nicholas White, Co-founder and CEO: Nick is a sixth-generation journalist and it is figuratively true that he has ink running in his veins. A lover of newsrooms everywhere, Nick was formerly with Sandusky Newspapers, where he was most recently vice president of audience for its Midwest division. He still sits on Sandusky’s board of directors. He has two dogs, Hunter and Oscar, named for Hunter S. Thompson and Thompson’s attorney, Oscar Acosta.
Nova Spivack, Co-founder and Director: Nova is a serial entrepreneur and Internet visionary. He has started and sold several companies, is an active angel investor and startup advisor and runs a highly regarded venture incubator. He is widely published and regularly speaks on the future of search, social media and the Web. He's been to space, too.
Josh Jones-Dilworth, Co-founder and Director: Josh is a seasoned marketer, having launched over 100 startups in his career, and is an advisor for many startups and CEOs alike. He is also the Founder and CEO of Jones-Dilworth, Inc, a PR and marketing firm specializing in early stage technology startups and defining new markets. He has jumped into every body of water he has ever encountered.
We are a team that combines dedicated Web and new media innovators with traditional newsroom experience and expertise. We are committed to the best practices of hyperlocal and community journalism, reinforced by new standards of data-assisted storytelling, social distribution, and iterative reporting.
We are also most definitely hiring. If you love and live Web communities, whether you’re a professional journalist or an enthusiast, we want to hear from you: email@example.com.
- Higinio Maycotte, CEO, Umbel, Founder and Lead, Armstrong News Platform
- Jacob Mullins, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures
- Allen Morgan, Managing Director New Ventures, Idealab
- Allen Weiner, VP & Research Director, Gartner
- Troy Williams, VP & General Manager, Macmillan New Ventures