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Founder at Summly

Person Details


Nick D'Aloisio is the founder of Summly, an artificial intelligence company that created a summarization technology and mobile product. Summly was acquired by Yahoo in March, 2013. Today, Nick is a member of the mobile engineering team at Yahoo, where he is re-imagining Yahoo's core experiences for mobile and tablets. Nick launched "Yahoo News Digest" at CES in January of this year which is an evolution of the work he did at Summly. Yahoo News Digest received an Editor’s Choice award from Apple. D’Aloisio was awarded 'Innovator of the Year' by the Wall Street Journal.

At age 15, Nick was the youngest person in the world to have raised VC funding from investors such as Sir Li Ka-Shing, Rupert Murdoch, Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Fry and Yoko Ono. Summly was awarded Best Apps of 2012 for "Intuitive Touch" by Apple, and over 100 million summaries were read by its users prior to its acquisition.

Nick received an academic scholarship to King's College School, Wimbledon prior to starting Summly. A passionate fan of art and design, he worked with Yoko Ono on the Serpentine Gallery Exhibition of June 2012 entitled "To the Light." He has participated in a UN forum with Ban Ki-Moon in April 2012 and won the British Inspiration Award in May 2013 for his work with Summly. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2013. Nick was chosen as one of Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30," Evening Standard's "Top 25 under 25," and is ranked amongst London's Top 1000 most influential people.

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