Paul Allen (not to be confused with Microsoft's Paul G Allen) is the cofounder of Ancestry.com (NASDAQ:ACOM) which is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world with revenues of $400 million and 1,000 employees worldwide. It operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. He has founded and has been a board member for many other startups and non-profit organizations including MyFamily.com, FamilyLink, Funium, FundingUniverse.com, LDSAudio.com and More Good Foundation. He is now a Strengths Evangelist with Gallup helping take StrengthsFinder 2.0 which is a tool to understand your passion for Strengths and find ways to support you in everything you do including for startups founders.
Paul has the special distinction in the startup world of acquiring more than 1 million users faster than Pinterest, Dropbox and even Facebook and Twitter!!! He did it in a mere 140 days. Hear how he did it!
We will discuss topics around passion/strengths driving your idea, worklife balance, taking a niche idea into main stream, branding, scaling, and much much more. Hear from this serial entrepreneur on his journey in taking concepts of what seemed to be small niched ideas into a main stream phenomenons that captured millions of paying users. @paulballen
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