CoolTech Club with Gene Linetsky : How to make $1M in a year and pay only 15% in taxes


September 29,2004


Gene will present the concept of self-funded ABCs (Acquisition-Bound Companies) and the ways to research, develop and position competitive (software) product features with the goal of selling the technology within a year.
Gene Linetsky, Zone Labs’ Vice President of Research and Development, has extensive technology experience spanning secure real-time communication protocols, large-scale Web applications, cross-platform development environments, compilers, and sales automation systems. Mr. Linetsky co-founded two software startups, IMsecure Corp. (acquired by Zone Labs) and Ultris, Inc. (acquired by Saba Software). He has also held technology leadership positions at Saba Software, Mattel, and The Learning Company, shipping both enterprise-class solutions and consumer software titles. Previously, in his native Russia, Mr. Linetsky pioneered computer science curriculum for high schools, developed educational software for children, and co-authored a computer science textbook with over 3 million copies in print.


 Gene Linetsky


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