Anson was the Founder & CEO of Cardpool, a gift card exchange marketplace that lets anybody buy, sell, or trade, new or pre-owned gift cards. Cardpool was acquired by Blackhawk Network in 2011.
Prior to Cardpool, Anson was the Founder of Anywhere.FM, an online music service that allowed users to upload, play, and discover music, on the web. Anywhere.FM was acquired by imeem in 2008.
Previously, Anson held engineering and product management positions at Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and several game studios.
Anson studied Computer Science & Engineering at MIT and was previously featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list of best tech entrepreneurs.
Founder & CEO
2009 - Current (over 7 years)
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science & Engineering
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|Oct 21, 2011||Gigaom - Cardpool acquired by Safeway’s gift card division|
|Oct 21, 2011||TechCrunch - Blackhawk Network Buys Gift Card Marketplace Cardpool|
|Feb 10, 2011||Venture Beat - Y Combinator presents 26 new startups|
|Dec 20, 2010||TechCrunch - Cardpool Speeds Up Gift Card Selling By Removing The Snail Mail Option|
|Dec 8, 2010||Venture Beat - CardPool lets you cash in gift cards for Facebook Credits|
|Sep 7, 2010||TechCrunch - Gift card marketplace Cardpool Introduces Instant Redemption, Attracts Super Angels|
|Mar 1, 2010||Gigaom - Can Cardpool Solve the Unused Gift Card Problem?|