Pete Cashmore (September 18, 1985) is the founder and developer of Mashable. Mashable is a blog that has been able to establish itself as the place to find trends in the digital world. It’s a Technorati Top 10 blog. With millions of unique users reading his publication, Cashmore has created a channel to speak his opinion and influence millions around the world.
He grew up in Banchory and founded Mashable from Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 2005. He’s been recognized as a leader in the technology field by media outlets and experts from around the world. Inc. recognized him as one of 2009’s “30 Under 30” and Forbes says he is a “Top 25 Web Celeb”. According to the The Huffington Post Pete Cashmore is “Top 10 Game Changer” in 2009.
Pete Cashmore wrote a weekly column on technology and social media on CNN. Ge made Time Magazines list of the 100 most influential people in 2012. He sold Mashable to Ziff Davis for 50 million dollars in 2017.
In November of 2018, his social media profiles were updated to include “Now: Taking some time off and working on something new,” signalling that he is preparing for a change in direction. He left Mashable shortly after, leaving us to wonder about his next big project. What that venture is, though, has yet to be seen. We can only speculate that it will be something huge.