AboutOne appoints Paul Allen to its Board of Directors

– USA, PA – AboutOne, the world’s only family and household management platform and the smart, powerful solution for managing family memories and household information, today announced the appointment of Paul B. Allen to the company’s Board of Directors. Allen is the former Founder and CEO of Ancestry.com and currently serves as Gallup’s Strengths Evangelist.

“Paul has a wealth of business expertise in the family tech space, and we are delighted to have him join AboutOne’s Board of Directors,” said Mindy Posoff, who chairs AboutOne’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Gallup, Allen started several software and internet-based businesses. In 1997, he co-founded Ancestry.com and served first as its CEO. As the company grew, he moved to the role of vice president of marketing, managing all the online marketing channels. Other career highlights include 10x Marketing, an internet marketing agency Allen founded that specialized in search engine and affiliate marketing and was acquired by Innuity in June 2005. He also founded FamilyLink, which developed the “We’re Related” Facebook application. This app, which quickly attracted 80 million users, enabled people to find relatives on Facebook and build a family tree.

“I am honored to join the AboutOne Board and look forward to working with this exceptional team,” Allen said. “AboutOne is a leader in the family tech space and I’m eager to share my experiences and contribute to the future direction and growth of this forward-thinking company. Clever and effective use of growth hacking, online marketing and strategic partners will allow AboutOne to scale and positively impact people and corporations around the world.”

“We’re very proud to have Paul join our Board. His 25-year career in technology has provided him with extensive experience in internet and channel marketing and his growth hacking advice will be invaluable as we move forward,” said Joanne Lang, AboutOne Founder and CEO. “I’m very grateful for his support, as well as the ongoing support from all of AboutOne’s Board members.”


AboutOne, the world’s only family and household management platform, provides a secure place to organize and connect family. This smart, powerful solution replaces the file cabinets, notebooks and various tools families use to manage memories and household information, saving time and making the information useful and readily available. Automatic data entry from apps and tools families already use means organization is easy. Pre-built structures, reports, alerts and to-dos ensure they are always prepared. Bank-level security ensures their information’s safety and privacy. Consumers use AboutOne’s API-driven household information dashboard to manage the many layers of home and family life. Corporations license AboutOne’s patent-pending platform to provide predictive analytics and compelling applications for their customers and employees.

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