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How Success Happened for Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak and Lola.com

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22.06.2021

The founder of half a dozen tech companies, Paul English is an industry trailblazer who has led a plethora of businesses from early-stage startups to software now used by millions. He’s perhaps most well-known for disrupting the travel industry with online travel search engine Kayak, which he sold to Priceline in 2012 for close to $2 billion. I recently sat down with Paul to discuss his keys to success, as well as his latest startup that is set to shake up the podcast world.

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A native of West Roxbury, Mass., English grew up alongside six siblings in a three-bedroom house, where he slept in the unheated attic. It was there, among his tight-knit family of nine, that his competitive spirit emerged, which later translated into his professional career. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Boston with an M.S. in computer science in 1989, English switched jobs every year or two. He dipped his toes into a variety of industries, including creating advanced software for United States Airforce spy........

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