Mar 24, 2013 · 3 minutes

On Friday, Complex magazine stunned the world by coming up with the idea of putting photos of 40 physically attractive females in a slideshow and dressing it up as a story. And so was born "The 40 Hottest Women in Tech," which included our fearless leader, Sarah Lacy, who's got, like, three or four babies in her right now, according to recent estimates. Inspired by Complex's insight and taste, we saw fit to publish a response article that listed tech's hottest male specimens (you will, no doubt, see what we did there). This is that response article. Today, we present to you PandoDaily's 41 Hottest Men in Tech.

1. Alec Saunders, VP, developer relations, BlackBerry

Alec Saunders

First he wooed us with a stirring lip-synched cover of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You," and then he sealed the deal with a loin-rattling faux rendition of Etta James' "At Last." It's almost enough to make us buy a BlackBerry.

2. Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison

The man has a smoldering gaze so intense it seared off his eyebrows.

3. Jeff Bridges, actor from the movie "Tron"

Jeff Bridges

You just know you want a piece of his hard disk.

4. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia 

Vladimir Putin

Okay, so he vetoed a law that would have been helpful to Russia's answer to Silicon Valley, Skolkovo, but he did pilot a hand-glider on a failed attempt to guide a flock of cranes to safety. That's high-tech enough to warrant inclusion in this list. Also, pecs.

5. Al Gore's beard (deceased)

Al Gore beard

Admit it – if Al Gore's saucy follicles didn't exist, there'd be no Internet.

6. Kevin Roose, tech writer for New York magazine

Kevin Roose

Oh, wait, you thought we meant Kevin Rose? Hahahahahahahahahahaaha.



7. Kevin Rose, founder of

Kevin Rose

Yep, this guy.

8. The cast of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones cast

Hey, pretty much all of them use iPhones.

9. Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO

Henry Blodget 2

Token ginger.

10. Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch reporter

Greg Kumparak

Can you deny those puppy-dog eyes? Okay then, how about the puppy?

11. Robert Scoble, not really sure what his job is

Robert Scoble

No description required.

12. Woz


The sexiest half of Apple's founding team.

13. Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founder

Matt Mullenweg

Actual hot guy. I cannot get my girlfriend to stop talking about him. "He's soooo cute!"

14. David Holmes, PandoDaily reporter

David Holmes

He’s like a cuter Ashton Kutcher!

15. Ashton Kutcher, actor

Ashton Kutcher

He's a passable likeness for David Holmes!

16. Astro Teller, captain of moonshots at Google[x]

Astro Teller


17. Justin Timberlake, pop star, actor, golf course owner, MySpace investor

Justin Timberlake

Okay, he got a bit weird after he went all Sean Parker-y, but nothing can touch the freshness of his 'N Sync days. Sexy didn't need to be brought back, JT – it was already brung.

18. Jay Rosen and Clay Shirky, journalists and academics

Jay Rosen Clary Shirky

Possibly the same person? Just throwing it out there.

19–25. These Facebook employees

Facebook staff

Just a small sampling of the tasty treats cloistered away at 1 Hacker Way.

 26. MG Siegler, venture capitalist

MG Siegler

According to his Twitter profile, Siegler roams "the badlands" – which are apparently, like, somewhere between SOMA and Steve Jobs’ backyard. If you don't find that hot, you're probably not breathing.

27. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, philanthropist

Bill Gates

Lovely smile, but it's those anti-malarial eyes that put him over the top.

28. Evgeny Morozov, academic and writer

Evgeny Morozov

Possessor of relentlessly cheerful disposition. Dontcha just wanna squeeze him?

29. Julian Frachtman, dude

Julian Frachtman

Successfully re-installed Microsoft Office 97 on my computer in high school.

30. Justin Bieber, pop-star, Vanilla Ice impersonator

Justin Bieber

Nothing is sexier than 36 million Twitter followers. Well, except maybe puberty.

31. Kaifu Lee, founder of Innovation Works and ex-President of Google China

Kaifu Lee

Perfect helmet hair.

32. Nick Denton, owner of Gawker Media

Nick Denton

Amid all the kerfuffle over his sprawling media enterprise, and subsequent New Yorker profile, there's one salient fact about Nick Denton that most commentators are way too politically correct to mention: he is the hottest media proprietor on Elizabeth Street. No, make that the hottest media proprietor in SoHo – ever. (Ref.)

33. Slade Sohmer, founder of HyperVocal

Slade Sohmer

Once compared the author of this post to Joel McHale. Token former executive producer for Lou Dobbs. (Check him out on Twitter.)

34. Jerry Moran, US Senator

Jerry Moran

Hottest advocate for high-skilled immigration that Capitol Hill has seen since John Adams.

35. Om Malik, owner of GigaOm

Om Malik

So hot that in the film "Shattered Glass" he was played by Rosario Dawson.

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37. MC Hammer, rapper, entrepreneur

MC Hammer

Probably by this point he'd be open to anyone touching it. Works for us!

38. Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital

Josh Kopelman

We hear he likes it Gangnam Style. (Disclosure: Kopelman is an investor in PandoDaily but had no idea this list was being compiled.)

39. Ryan Gosling, actor

Once owned a Geocities page. (Probably.)

40. Kevin Rose, partner at Google Ventures

Kevin Rose

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41. Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti

He puts the buzz into BuzzFeed, know what we're saying? (We're saying he's hot.)