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PlaySay (now Babbel) Founder
Ryan Meinzer
By age 16, I had sold over $20,000 worth of kitchen knives to strangers. By age 21, I managed over 20 employees at a marketing research firm. Within one year of receiving my BBA and by age 24, I led the international business of a Japanese marketing firm in Tokyo, Japan with Fortune 500 and major multinational clientele. By age 26, I founded PlaySay Inc. out of my own need to learn Japanese and had raised seed funding from the Director of PayPal, Japan. By age 28, I raised funding from the most active venture capitalists in the education space of the USA and had also closed deals with the largest foreign language learning publisher of the USA along with the largest foreign language learning dictionary publisher of the world.