These are the most powerful puppies in tech
The tech industry’s most powerful people have some of the world’s cutest dogs
By Becky Peterson
With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage—employees bringing their dogs to work, it’s no wonder that many of tech’s biggest players are also parents to the cutest creatures known to man.
From Google to Salesforce, dogs have taken over the hearts and Instagrams of the industry’s most powerful leaders. Sure these people are setting the agenda for global business and politics, but even billionaires need a little TLC (tender loving cuddles).
And did we mention these dogs are darn cute? Here’s a round up of some of the tech industry’s most powerful dogs.
This is Beast, Mark Zuckerberg's excessively woolly Puli
A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan adopted Beast in 2010. Their daughter Max, who was born in 2015, has grown quite attached to the pup.
This is Teddy, step-dog to Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of Snapchat.
When Spiegel married model Miranda Kerr, he became stepdad to her son — and to her cuddly pup, Teddy. Spiegel is rarely seen in public with the dog, but it’s rumored that Teddy made an appearance in Spiegel’s L’Uomo Vogue photo shoot. You be the judge.
If you follow Lyft’s former chief marketing officer on Instagram, then you know her dog well
A post shared by Kira Wampler (@kirasw) on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:33pm PDT
Kira Wampler, the CEO of Art.com and former CMO of Lyft, keeps her followers up-to-date on her dog’s hilarious sleeping positions. You can’t say Wampler doesn’t know art when she sees it.
For Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, his dog, Koa, is the “Chief Love Officer”
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) March 23, 2017
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff celebrates Koa’s birthday every year with a Twitter tribute, and this year the love dog turned 17. Salesforce launched in 1999, just one year before Koa was born. He became an office staple soon after.
The best dog name goes to Anne Wojcicki’s Fluffy Bunny
A post shared by Susan Wojcicki (@susanwojcicki) on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:15pm PDT
Power sisters Susan and Anne Wojcicki have both been linked to pups in the past. Susan, who’s rumored to be in the running to replace Travis Kalanick as CEO of Uber, posted this picture of her smiley dog back in 2016. Her sister Anne, CEO of 23 and Me owns two labradoodles, named Fluffy Bunny and Luna.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wants to teach his pup to code
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 23, 2017
Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared his new dog with the world in March. It seems this #Doogler has a few things to learn before it can get down to business.
But we all know the original Instagram pup is none other than Dolly
Today I finished the SF half marathon (13.1 miles) in 1:42 - I set a goal to finish this race 6 months ago when I could barely run 5 miles! The course was hilly, foggy and sometimes rainy, but I had a blast. Thanks @nicole and @ericastenz for coming out to cheer me on. Oh and thanks to @dolly, too!
A post shared by Kevin Systrom (@kevin) on Jul 31, 2016 at 9:30am PDT
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom loves his dog, Dolly, so much, he even made her a personal Instagram account. #Cute