By age 16, I had sold $20K of kitchen knives to strangers for Vector Marketing. By age 21, I managed 20 employees at QuickTest, a marketing research firm. Within one year of receiving my BBA and by age 24, I led the international business in Japan for IMP Inc., a marketing firm with 7K field staff.
By age 25, I founded PlaySay Inc. with investment from the Director of PayPal, Japan. By age 26, I closed deals with 30 universities along with McGraw-Hill and HarperCollins. By age 27, I raised $800K in venture capital from NBVP at a $2M valuation for PlaySay.
By age 28, I launched PlaySay as a TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist on stage with 3K attendees. By age 29, I led PlaySay to create a #1 ranked iPhone app, to acquire 100K users and to be acquired by Babbel, a leading language learning company with 15M users, $12M in VC and 170 employees.