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Darius R. Allen|
Darius R. Allen (born March 30, 1981) is an entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of Starcast Group LLC. and CRBT Inc. In 2015, Siam CRBT (a subsidiary of CRBT) pioneered a dual-screen smartphone for the American market, known as the Siam 7X. He is also known for his book From Athletics to Business.
Allen was born on March 30, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan, to two General Motors plant workers, the third of six siblings. His family then relocated to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in 1993.
In 1999, Allen began his education at Auburn University where he played in his school's football team in 2001 as a running back with the number 32. In 2003, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
In 2004, Allen founded Starcast Group, a business that locates debtors for possession and collection. This group now contains twelve different entities. These include an asset location firm, debt collection practice (Signature Recovery), accounting & bookkeeping franchise (Tax Breaks), and an accounting software company (Tax Breaks Professional Software).
In 2004, he founded CRBT (Caller Ring Back Tone), whose original business was to substitute caller ringtones with advertising solutions. The company became netter known when it began manufacturing the Siam 7x Dual-Screen Smartphone, whose initial release was on November 27, 2015. This phone was the first phone on the American market which had a screen on both the front and the back.
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