Zaryn Dentzel

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Zaryn Dentzel
Born Zaryn Dentzel
(1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 31)
Santa Barbara, California
Occupation Entrepreneur and CEO

Zaryn Dentzel (born June 8, 1983) is the founder and CEO of Tuenti, Spain's largest social network with over 14 million users.[1]

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.[2]

Ever since, he has become one of Spain's wealthiest and most famous young entrepreneurs thanks to the success and fast growth of Tuenti.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

He lives in Madrid, where Tuenti has its head office.[6] In 2013, he wrote the book "El futuro lo decides tú" (You Decide the Future) which is the first to tell the story of Tuenti. [7]

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