Eric Marcoullier is CEO and co-founder of the online data services company Gnip, Inc.  Previously, Eric co-founded MyBlogLog, a distributed social network for bloggers that sold to Yahoo in 2007.  Eric’s other ventures have included CEO and co-founder of training games provider Minerva Software and co-founder of, which sold to Fox Interactive Media in 2005.  He advises several companies, including recent Automattic acquisition Intense Debate, as well as Future US, Zynga Games, Zemanta and Zentact (which he also co-founded).