Scribd co-founder Trip Adler grew up surfing and had always wanted to try out his board skills with a kite so CRV partner and resident kite-surfing champion Bill Tai showed him the ropes. Over the course of the next year, Bill saw a passion and energy in Trip and his co-founder Jared Friedman that he knew could turn into something huge. That's when CRV backed Scribd. Think of it as the largest book club on the planet except that anyone can join the conversation on any topic imaginable. Today Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company, making it easy to share and discover original written content across the web and mobile. Just ask the folks at Time Magazine who named Scribd one of the ten technologies that will change your life.