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Michael Heyward

Michael Heyward

Cofounder, Whisper

Serial entrepreneur Michael Heyward co-founded Whisper with Brad Brooks in 2012 with the mission of giving people a place to freely and authentically express themselves. Whisper is one of the fastest growing mobile-social apps, generating over 3.5 billion page views per month. Prior to Whisper, the L.A. native worked in different roles related to consumer-based marketing at startup TigerText. As a teenager, Michael was an avid Formula One Racing fan and secured the United States commercial rights for the sport. Today in his free time, Michael spends time with friends and family, contemplates how Star Wars applies to real-life scenarios, and hosts themed parties at the "Chamber of Secrets," a.k.a. Whisper HQ, in Santa Monica.

It's not about whether you think Whisper is going to be a multibillion-dollar company, but whether you think anonymity is going to be a big deal.