Can Community Sell?: Tumblr’s New Revenue Chief On Monetization Roadmap

Any acquirer of a community with deep engagement and intensely loyal users had better tread carefully. And that’s exactly what Cavel Khan is doing. He is the new chief revenue officer of Tumblr, the blog network acquired by WordPress owner Automattic a year ago. Tumblr had been acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013 […]


“We’re Not Allowed to Fail, We Have to be Perfect”

While he says that his colleagues have been supportive of his work,  he and others Black executives carry the weight of not being able to fail.   “We have to be perfect,” says Cavel Khan, Chief Revenue Officer of Tumblr, in this interview with Beet.TV A veteran of Vice, Twitter and Microsoft, earlier this month Khan […]