Toni Schneider is the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, and a partner at VC firm True Ventures. He also serves on the boards of Bandcamp and Vodpod, advises BackType, and is an angel investor in Aurora Biofuels. Past startup credits include co- founder of Sphere (acquired by AOL) and CEO of Oddpost (acquired by Yahoo). Toni was voted startup CEO of the Year at the 2007 Crunchies. He grew up in Switzerland and studied computer science at Stanford.