Nick D'Aloisio Summly App

Meet Yahoo's Newest Employee: 17-Year-Old Whiz Kid Nick D'Aloisio

Meet Yahoo's Newest Employee: 17-Year-Old Whiz Kid Nick D'Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio is not your average teenager: he founded an app called Summly in 2011, he received hundreds of thousands in funding from the likes of Ashton Kutcher, and Yahoo! just acqui-hired his talents for a reported $30 million.

Needless to say, this 17-year-old, self-taught computer wunderkind is onto something. Nick's mix of business know-how, programming, and design-savvy has launched him into tech stardom — and he hasn't even finished high school yet. So, who is this kid, anyway? Click on to learn about the meteoric rise of this young British start-up founder.

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