Anthony Casalena

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Anthony Casalena
Born Baltimore, Maryland
Residence New York City, New York, United States
Education University of Maryland
Occupation Founder/CEO, Squarespace
Years active 2004-present

Anthony Casalena (born April 24, 1982 in Baltimore, MD) is an entrepreneur, software developer, and designer living in New York City.[1] He is the founder and CEO of the website publishing platform Squarespace, which now employs more than 500 individuals across New York, Portland, and Dublin, Ireland.[2] He maintains active roles in the engineering, design, and product teams within Squarespace.[3][4][5][6][7]

Background

Casalena received his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 2005 in Computer Science, which is part of the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.[8] Previously, he attended Hereford High School in rural Maryland.[9]

Founding and efforts at Squarespace

In April 2003, Casalena started writing the initial version of Squarespace from his dorm room in the University of Maryland.[3][10] Casalena launched Squarespace in January 2004.[11] The initial funding for Squarespace came in the form of $30,000 in seed funding from his father.[12][13]

Soon after launching, Casalena won the 2004 University of Maryland Business Plan Competition, along with its $15,000 prize which served as additional capital for the company.[3][12]

Acknowledgments

In 2011, Anthony Casalena was named one of Crain's New York's Top Entrepreneurs of 2011.[13]

In January 2013, Anthony Casalena was named one of America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35 by Forbes.[14]

In June 2014, Anthony Casalena was named one of Inc.'s 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs.[15]

In March 2016, Anthony Casalena was included in Crain's New York's Business Class of 40 Under 40. [16]

References

  1. "Anthony Casalena". https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anthony-casalena. 
  2. "Squarespace". https://www.linkedin.com/company/265314?trk=tyah&trkInfo=idx%3A2-1-4%2CtarId%3A1424981844325%2Ctas%3Asquarespace. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "How the Founder of Squarespace Mastered the Tricky Role of CEO". http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247417. 
  4. Eisenberg, Tina. "Anthony Casalena". http://creativemornings.com/talks/anthony-casalena. 
  5. "Interview with Squarespace CEO and Founder, Anthony Casalena". https://www.cmscritic.com/interview-with-squarespace-ceo-and-founder-anthony-casalena/. 
  6. "Here's The Tough Lesson About Hiring This CEO Learned After Starting A Company Out Of A Dorm Room". http://www.businessinsider.com/anthony-casalena-squarespace-interview-2014-10. 
  7. "HOW SQUARESPACE'S CEO PIVOTED TO SCALE FOR MILLIONS". http://www.fastcompany.com/3030867/bottom-line/how-squarespaces-ceo-pivoted-to-scale-for-millions. 
  8. "Anthony Casalena". http://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/17707839-anthony-casalena. 
  9. Lockwood, Craig. "Anthony Casalena". http://foundershub.co.uk/interviews/anthony-casalena-interview. 
  10. Miller, Tessa. "I'm Anthony Casalena, Founder of Squarespace, and This Is How I Work". http://lifehacker.com/5967582/im-anthony-casalena-founder-of-squarespace-and-this-is-how-i-work. 
  11. "Young Bloods". http://www.modernluxury.com/manhattan/story/young-bloods. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Squarespace Lets Users Manage Multi-Page Web Sites". http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17038-2004Sep12.html. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Top Entrepreneurs 2011". http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20110528/FEATURES/529009999/2. 
  14. "Anthony Casalena". http://www.forbes.com/pictures/elld45jgdk/john-arrow-25-mutual-mobile/. 
  15. Fenn, Donna. "Generation Why Not: Meet the 35 Under 35, Class of 2014". http://www.inc.com/donna-fenn/35-under-35-2014.html. 
  16. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/40under40/2016/Casalena

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