Darren Berkovitz

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Darren Berkovitz
Born Darren Berkovitz
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Education University of Southern California (B.S.)
Known for Co-founding TeleSign and DoMyStuff.com

Darren Berkovitz is an American digital entrepreneur and the co-founder of TeleSign and DoMyStuff.com.[1] Berkovitz attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he studied business at USC Marshall School of Business.[2][3] In 2005, Berkovitz, while he was a student at USC, cofounded an online security service company, TeleSign, that protects online websites and users. TeleSign obtained 49 million dollars in funding in 2009.[4] In 2017, TeleSign was acquired for 230 million dollars by Belgacom ICS.[5]

Berkovitz also cofounded DoMyStuff.com, an online community where people could find other people to handle their errands and tasks on the online community.[6][7][8][9][10]

Berkovitz led Strong Webmail as the CEO.[11] In 2009, as the CEO of Strong Webmail, Berkovitz challenged hackers to break into his email account to win $10,000.[12] Researchers claimed they were able to hack Berkovitz's email.[13]


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  2. Hechinger, Patrick. "Fight on: USC alumni who founded major LA tech companies". Built in LA. http://www.builtinla.com/2015/11/19/usc-grads-who-have-founded-prominent-la-tech-companies. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  3. "TeleSign Receives Patent for TeleBureau: The First Phone-Number Based Clearinghouse for Online Fraud". Yahoo News. https://www.yahoo.com/news/telesign-receives-patent-telebureau-first-110000425.html. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  4. Sheiber, Jonathan. "After Closing $49 Million In Funding, TeleSign Pushing Authentication Services". Techcrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/authentication-provider-telesign-closes-round-at-49-million/. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. Dave, Paresh. "TeleSign, a Marina del Rey start-up crucial to integrity of popular apps, purchased for $230 million". LA Times. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-telesign-acqusition-bics-20170425-story.html. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  6. Belloni, Matthew. "No. 86: DoMyStuff.com, a Website to Root for". Esquire. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3372/domystuff1007/. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. Richmond, Antonia. "DoMyStuff.com, Web hiring hall for odd jobs". SF Gate. http://www.sfgate.com/living/article/DoMyStuff-com-Web-hiring-hall-for-odd-jobs-2509270.php. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  8. Pierce, Sarah. "Do My Stuff and Get Paid". Entrepreneur. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177536. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  9. Wilkens, John. "Web site brings tasks and workers togetherto get your jobs done". San Diego Union Tribune. http://legacy.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/features/20071021-9999-lz1c21site.html. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  10. "Web site helps you find someone to do your chores". Pioneer Press. http://www.twincities.com/2007/06/23/web-site-helps-you-find-someone-to-do-your-chores/. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  11. McMillian, Robert. "Hackers Claim $10,000 Prize for Breaking Into StrongWebmail". PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/166144/article.html. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  12. Constantin, Lucian. "Webmail Service CEO: Hack My E-mail, Get $10,000". Softpedia. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Webmail-Service-CEO-Hack-My-E-mail-Get-10-000-113478.shtml. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  13. Keizer, Gregg. "Researchers Crack CEO's E-Mail Account, Want $10,000 Prize". CIO. http://www.cio.com/article/2427499/security0/researchers-crack-ceo-s-e-mail-account--want--10-000-prize.html. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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