Tech is infamously ageist. It favors ambition over experience. Ideas over achievements. And novelty over history.
These 30 youngsters are making a name for themselves all before hitting the age of 30.
We believe that in the next few years they will be taking over Silicon Valley.
Here they are, presented in descending order of age.Mark Zuckerberg
Occupation: Founder/CEO of Facebook
Why: We're pretty sure this one is self-explanatory. But it's not just about Facebook: since persuading 1.2 billion people to join the social network, Zuckerberg has become an aggressive acquirer of both small apps like Glancee (for location sharing) and giant businesses like WhatsApp.
Occupation: Founder/CEO of Walker & Company
Why: Walker left Foursquare to launch his own startup and has already snagged $2.4 million of backing. Walker & Company sells razors, shaving cream, and other beauty products.
Occupation: Co-founder of Asana
Why: If cofounding Facebook wasn't enough to convince you, Dustin hasn't slowed down, working on Asana (an app to foster teamwork without email), Good Ventures (a philanthropic foundation), and Vicarious Systems (which is developing machine learning software based on how the human brain works, starting with a visual perception system). Asana grabbed $38.2 million in funding and employs 80 people; Good Ventures has secured at least $55 million in funding; and Vicarious Systems has secured $60 million in funding and employs six people.
Occupation: Co-founder of Causes
Why: Green has raised more than $40 million for nonprofits and is also known as Mark Zuckerberg's wingman. He lived with Zuckerberg at Harvard but turned down his offer to join Facebook. Causes tries to incorporate social media into philanthropy, most famously through a Facebook app. It has secured $16.4 million in funding and employs 77 people.
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