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About Stan Chudnovsky

Stan Chudnovsky is Co-Founder of Ooga Labs, a technology greenhouse in San Francisco, developing multiple Internet businesses simultaneously.Prior to Ooga, Stan spent 6-plus years at Tickle Inc., which was sold to Monster for over $100 million. Starting as VP of Engineering, Stan gained responsibilities over Product and Operations and then was named CEO after TickleâÂÂs founder and CEO, James Currier, departed in December 2005 to start Ooga Labs.Prior to Tickle, Stan was VP of Engineering at SayIt Inc. Before that, he managed and developed a number of pioneering applications for Fortune 500 companies. Stan moved to San Francisco from Moscow in 1994 and obtained both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Moscow.

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Stan Chudnovsky, also known as Facebook Messenger boss, to resign next year

Dec 9, 2021

Stan Chudnovsky is the VP of Messenger at Meta, previously known as Facebook. Stan was previously VP of Growth and Global Strategy at PayPal, following the acquisition of IronPearl, a company he co-founded, in 2013. Jiff, NFX, Ooga Labs, and Wonderhill are just a few of the successful firms Stan co-founded. Prior to that, Stan worked on the development of Tickle Inc., one of the earliest social media firms, which he expanded to become one of the world's largest websites by 2003. Stan is a native of Moscow who earned his engineering degrees there and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1994. On Tuesday, Stan Chudnovsky, the company's Messenger chief who is also in charge of the integration of the social media network's messaging apps,  announced  his future plan in a Facebook post, by posting that he will resign in the second quarter of 2022. Chudnovsky has been the product head for communications at Meta, for almost seven years. In 2018, he was promoted to Messenger Manager. In a Facebook post, he also stated that he will be departing Meta at some time next year. He also stated that he has no plans to retire, but that he is looking forward to a good, lengthy break. Mr. Chudnovsky was unavailable for comment at the time of news release. Mr. Chudnovsky's announcement was verified by Jennifer Hakes, Messenger's communications director. The resignation come in the wake of findings in The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files series that indicated the social media corporation was aware of faults in its platforms that were causing harm to some of its users. Mr. Zuckerberg has stated that the criticism misrepresents the firm he co-founded. Loredana Crisan, who will supervise Messenger, Instagram direct messaging, and Messenger Kids, and Maha Saber, who will oversee remote presence products, will share his duties at Meta. In a response to Chudnovsky's article, Mark Zuckerberg expressed his gratitude for his leadership and everything he helped develop for our community.

Stan Chudnovsky Investments

10 Investments

Stan Chudnovsky has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in Gigster as part of their Seed VC - II on July 7, 2015.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/23/2015

Seed VC - II

Gigster

$2.5M

Yes

1

5/20/2015

Unattributed VC

RedBubble

$15.5M

Yes

3

9/22/2014

Series A

HoneyBook

$10M

Yes

3

6/4/2013

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/8/2012

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

7/23/2015

5/20/2015

9/22/2014

6/4/2013

11/8/2012

Round

Seed VC - II

Unattributed VC

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Gigster

RedBubble

HoneyBook

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Amount

$2.5M

$15.5M

$10M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

3

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10

Stan Chudnovsky Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Stan Chudnovsky has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Gigster on May 26, 2021.

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Companies

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Sources

5/26/2021

Acq - Fin

$99M

3

2/7/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/17/2016

IPO

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$99M

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10

9/19/2014

Acq - Talent

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$99M

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10

1/28/2014

Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

5/26/2021

2/7/2019

5/17/2016

9/19/2014

1/28/2014

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

IPO

Acq - Talent

Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

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