Daniel Malmer



Daniel Malmer is a software executive and social activist. He was Netscape's first college hire, and went on to co-found several tech startups. His areas of interest include online hate speech, radicalization, and disinformation. He currently serves on the ADL's Pacific Northwest Regional Board and holds computer science degrees from the University of Illinois and Stanford University.



Daniel Malmer

Hands-on engineering leader with a wide range of experience and skills. Current focus involves countering online disinformation, propaganda, and radicalization.

  • San Francisco, CA
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Master of Science — Computer Science

Stanford University — Stanford, CA

Bachelor of Science — Computer Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Regional Board Member

2019 – Present

Anti-Defamation League — San Franciscco, CA

Fellowship Program Mentor

2015 – Present

Code2040 — San Francisco, CA

Selected Professional Experience

Executive Director

2020 – Present

Center for the Study of Internet Extremism — San Francisco, CA

  • Built a framework to analyze over a billion Twitter accounts.
  • Advised nonprofit organizations on online disinformation, propaganda, and extremism.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

2015 – Present

Tentrex Industries, LLC — San Francisco, CA

  • Full-stack web application development.
  • Executive coaching and management consulting.
  • Organizational design.
  • Clients include Blendoor, Fondo, and Shippo.

Senior Director of Engineering

2011 – 2014

Simply Hired — Sunnyvale, CA

  • Led an engineering organization of twenty people.
  • Responsible for web, mobile, and search organizations.
  • Improved engineering productivity by 5-10x.

Lead Software Engineer

2010 – 2011

One Kings Lane — San Francisco, CA

  • Led an engineering team that delivered One Kings Lane's flash sales platform in six months.
  • Launched one of the first ecommerce sites that was served enirely over SSL
  • Designed and implemented a PCI-compliant payment service that processed hundreds of millions of dollars in payments.

Founder & Chief Technical Officer

2001 – 2007

Toltec Engineering, Inc. — Mountain View, CA

  • Led a thirty-person engineering organization.
  • Created AOL Communicator, a suite of productivity tools that included email and secure instant messaging.

Member of Technical Staff

1996 – 1999

Netscape Communications Corporation — Mountain View, CA

  • Netscape's first college hire.
  • Created enterprise features for the Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator web browsers.


Physical Location:

San Francisco, CA