Founder Stories

Paul is the founder or co-founder of these startups:

For Profits

  1. Speed Games, a profitable game company I created in high school.
  2., an international network for Chinese Chess players.
  3. Boston Light Software, makers of QSHOP, sold to Intuit.
  4. Intermute, makers of security and privacy software, sold to Trend Micro.
  5. Kayak, a travel company, IPO in 2012, then sold to
  6. GetHuman, a customer service company which has served over 200M people.
  7. Lola Travel, a business travel and spend management company, sold to Capital One.
  8. Moonbeam, a podcast player focused on podcast discovery, and interaction between hosts and listeners. Sold to Audacy.
  9. Reki, the easiest way to see what your friends are watching on TV.
  10. Deets, create and share guides to your favorite cities.
  11. Boston Venture Studio, a startup focused on building consumer technology startups.


  1. Summits, a network of 40 schools and 10,000 students in rural Haiti.
  2. Winter Walk, an annual homeless awareness event.
  3. King Boston, a racial justice organization, based on the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
  4. Bipolar Social Club, a peer support network of people with bipolar illness. - articles - startups - nonprofits - press 20-Nov-2023