Ted Nash (entrepreneur)

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Ted Nash
Born
Edward John Nash

(1991-03-25) 25 March 1991 (age 28)
ResidenceLondon, England
OccupationEntrepreneur
Years active2005–present

Ted Nash (born 1991) is an English Internet and mobile media entrepreneur best known for launching the site Little Gossip[1] Nash is also known for developing various apps and websites[2] and for his public speaking.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1991, Edward John Nash was born in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom to parents Andy and Linda.[4]

Serial entrepreneur[edit]

Nash is known as a serial entrepreneur and has been covered extensively as being an entrepreneur at a very young age. Before the age of 15, he had created the search engine, SurfPony.com, a cloud storage platform UploadPod.com, travel agency TravelArena, and music site Clastaz.com.[5] Nash's notable endeavours have met with varying degrees of success. He sold Little Gossip for a "nominal fee" after receiving "negative publicity in the tabloid press",[6]

Little Gossip[edit]

In 2010, Nash launched Little Gossip, a controversial site that allows users to anonymously post rumours about their school peers.[7] The site was subject to public criticism from parents, teachers and school administrators.[8] The website also received coverage from BBC Panorama[9] and BBC Radio.[10] It was sold to Platinum Century in 2011.

Liquid5[edit]

Nash is CEO of Liquid5 with Fit or Fugly app allowed iPhone users to calculate the attractiveness of the human face using Fibonacci's golden ratio.[11] It judges the symmetry of the face in an uploaded photo based on the key anchor points of nose, mouth, ears, chin and eyes.[12]

Tapdaq[edit]

Nash founded Tapdaq, a mobile advertising exchange, in 2013[13] and acts as the company's CEO.[14] Tapdaq raised $1.4 million in capital in 2014 to fund commercialisation of its in-app advertising exchange.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Nick. "Ted Nash, the young app entrepreneur, grows up" 22 August 2012 Wired. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  2. ^ Rooney, Jennifer. "The 50 Coolest People in UK Tech" 3 November 2014 UK Business Insider. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ Festival of Media. "LATAM Festival of Media Speakers" Archived 17 January 2015 at Archive.today 1 January 2015 LATAM. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "How a teenager spawned internet monster LittleGossip.com from his bedroom" 12 February 2011 The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  5. ^ Grabham, Dan. "Young Entrepreneur? Check Out These Great Tips For Success" 28 October 2014 Lifehacker UK. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ Levine, Nick. "Ted Nash, the young app entrepreneur, grows up" 22 August 2012 Wired. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  7. ^ Bentley, Paul. "Teachers' horror at website for private school cyber-bullies to be mean about pupils" 22 December 2010 Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  8. ^ Bryant, Ben. "Sex, drugs and the rise of cyberbullying" 21 December 2010 London Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Hunting the Internet Bullies" BBC Panorama. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Little Gossip website closes due to 'unwanted comments'" 14 February 2011 BBC Radio. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Fit Or Fugly" App Rates Your Attractiveness" 18 March 2010 HuffPost. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  12. ^ Herrman, John. "Because What We All Need Right Now Is an App to Tell Us We’re Ugly" 17 November 2009 Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  13. ^ Baker, Dylan. "Tapdaq Raises $1.4m To Let Devs Trade Ads" 4 September 2014 Tech City News. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  14. ^ Grabham, Dan. "Young Entrepreneur? Check Out These Great Tips For Success" 28 October 2014 Lifehacker UK. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  15. ^ Baker, Dylan. "Tapdaq Raises $1.4m To Let Devs Trade Ads" 4 September 2014 Tech City News. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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