Tikhon is the founder and former CEO of Parse (Y-Combinator 2011).
He is also the founder of Scribd.
See more about Tikhon at Wikipedia.
Facebook acquired Parse in 2013.
Scribd is the world's largest document sharing site with over 80 million readers a month.
He has invested in over 40 startups, including Reddit and Optimizely.
By making Parse a part of Facebook Platform, we want to enable developers to rapidly build apps that span mobile platforms and devices. Parse makes this possible by allowing developers to work with native objects that provide backend services for data storage, notifications, user management, and more. This removes the need to manage servers and a complex infrastructure, so you can simply focus on building great user experiences.
Scribd is the world's largest document sharing site.
The site allows you to upload, share, and embed documents of almost any format.
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Techcrunch all use Scribd to embed documents into their websites.
More than 80 million readers visit Scribd each month.
Over 150 publishers, including Random House, Wiley, Workman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Harvard University Press and Stanford University Press are are now associated with Scribd.