Pete Hunt is co-founder and CEO of Smyte, a cybersecurity startup based in San Francisco. Prior to founding Smyte, Hunt led the Instagram web team at Facebook and built Instagram's suite of business analytics products. Before that, he was one of the original members of React.js, Facebook’s largest open source project, and was key to taking it from an internal tool to a massive open source library.
Hunt earned a B.A. in Information Science and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University, where he was also Sigma Phi Epsilon Vice President of Recruiting, Varsity Heavyweight in Rowing, and WVBR Radio DJ.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Pete Hunt and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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