Congrats to Our CNN 40 Under 40 (Look-a-like)

October 23, 2009 Jared Shusterman


I was surprised to see one of our many talented software developer members, Josh, was actually ranked by CNN as one of the top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs for 2009. Even more surprising, it turns out he started Twitter!

Then....I wondered, why the heck would a founder of Twitter join our team — we must have some big believers in what we are doing. I know I for one believe it — but to convince one of the founders of Twitter?!! Really? I know they are struggling to find their business model, but still.

Then......I realized my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Evan Williams (Founder of Twitter)

Josh Johnston (Self-Proclaimed PHP Rockstar)


About the Author

Jared Shusterman

Jared is the Founder and Managing Partner of SproutLoud. Since 2005, he has been primarily responsible for strategic direction of the Company, as well as the oversight of SproutLoud's Partner ecosystem. Prior to SproutLoud, Jared worked in Thomas Weisel Partner’s internet and online advertising investment banking practice in San Francisco. He served as the lead analyst on a number of Corporate Finance and M&A deals including Newscorps’ buyout of Intermix Media ( Jared graduated with a B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Jared has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO). Jared has been honored as one of the Top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs by South Florida Business Journal and a Top 50 Entrepreneur by Business Leader Magazine. Jared lives in South Florida with his wife and two sons.

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