David CohnMember since October 2018Contact David
David Cohn is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pigeon, a social sharing app on Facebook Messenger where the community decides what content gets spread and what gets buried. At Pigeon, David oversees product strategy and spearheads the company’s data insights team. In 2015, David joined The Alpha Group, an in-house tech and media incubator for Advance Local, and served as a senior director overseeing content strategy. Advance Local is a media company that specializes in the creation of informational web and local news sites. David has been instrumental to The Alpha Group achieving its mission to develop, accelerate and release innovative tech and media products to help Advance Local create new revenue streams and forge deeper connections with audiences. Pigeon represents The Alpha Group’s third and latest venture, after the successful development and release of The Tylt and Elsewhere. David has been instrumental to The Tylt becoming the web’s largest and fastest-growing social polling and opinion platform, with a monthly reach exceeding 300 million people. Prior to joining Alpha Group, David was the executive producer at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s research and development team, and the chief content officer at Circa, a mobile news app. He has been a lecturer at The UC Berkeley School of Journalism and was a fellow at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. David holds a B.A. in Rhetoric and Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in New Media from Columbia University.