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Need to reach me? david [at] ulevitch [dot] com

How I spend my time today

OpenDNS

A startup in San Francisco that makes the Internet a safer and faster neighborhood. Started in 2005, we’re now the largest in the world at what we do. I’m Founder / CEO / Janitor. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Cisco, and other great investors. I am privileged to work with an amazing team of passionate technologists on some really great stuff. Come work with us!

The Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth in disadvantaged communities. Since 2002, the foundation has provided more than 500 grants and community support to enable the creation of public skateboard parks that promote healthy, active lifestyles and positive after-school activities.

How I used to spend my time

EveryDNS.Net

(For a long time, it was) The world’s largest free DNS provider. I started it in 2001 and sold it at the very end of 2009 to my good friends at Dyn, Inc.

California Community Colocation Project

A non-profit that I helped start with my collaborator David Weekly. We provide free, unencumbered Internet services to non-commercial entities (currently numbering around 140). Update 2/2007: After years and years of great service we have shut it down.

Washington University in St. Louis

I went to college here. I was an Anthropology major. College was good to me and I was good to my college.

Parting comments

I like everything about positively disruptive ideas — from conception and execution, to scaling and building repeatable engines of innovation. This is a never-ending journey.

When did youth sports stop keeping score? What happened to having winners and losers? It’s important to know what losing feels like to find the desire to win and appreciate it.

Success requires sacrifice — there’s no satisfaction without first knowing pain.