June 8, 1983
Santa Barbara, California
|Occupation||Entrepreneur and CEO|
Dentzel originates from Port Townsend in Washington and had his first go at social networking aged 21 when he co-created the political social network Essembly in the USA. He first came to Spain at age 15 as an exchange student, studied Diplomacy and World Affairs and Spanish Literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles, then returned ten years later to read Spanish Literature and International Relations at University before creating Tuenti in 2006 with four other friends.
Ever since, he has become one of Spain's wealthiest and most famous young entrepreneurs thanks to the success and fast growth of Tuenti. He has been featured extensively in the Spanish media and recently revealed his ambition 'to change the way people consume information in Spain' and to get every Spaniard on Tuenti. Tuenti was acquired by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica on August 4, 2010 for a total €70 million, though Zaryn still continues to run the company as its acting CEO.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWr5AvyF2A8 Zaryn Dentzel interviewed on TV
- http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/Zaryn/Dentzel/privacidad/redes/sociales/basica/elpepuesp/20100515elpepunac_6/Tes Zaryn Dentzel interviewed in El País
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuenti Tuenti's entry in Wikipedia