Balázs László Karafiáth

Balázs László Karafiáth

Co-Founder and President
DarwinsSF
László, an economist by trade and one of Hungary’s best-known Internet entrepreneurs, is currently running his fourth start-up company. Culture Culture Inc. is a unique communications research and consulting enterprise. He completed a PhD in 2014, researching the use of meme science in corporate communications.  László is also a Cultural Alchemist at Culture2 Inc.
 
László has been fascinated with culture since his teenage years. He was nearly expelled from the 8th grade for disturbing communist ideology and helped start one of Europe’s most popular week-long music and arts festivals, Sziget, when he was 20. He was a radio host and DJ for 7 years at the opinion-leading Tilos community radio of Budapest.  
 
A serial entrepreneur, László co-founded Darwin’s Marketing Evolution in 2003 in Budapest. Using meme science, the company works with Fortune 500 companies like Unilever, Coca Cola, Abbott Laboratories, or SAP to map their brand-memes and create new communication strategies. His second startup, Carnation Strategic Internet Consulting (1997), was acquired by WPP in 2011. Previously, László was advisor to Hungary’s Ministry of Economy and Transport. László has lived in San Francisco since 2011. 
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.