Everyone wants to be successful, but those who have demonstrated success all agree it cannot be achieved alone. Numerous couples have exemplified that the path to success is populated with loved ones, colleagues, and people who provided support along the way (Such as Talener). In case you are from the South (I am, so it’s totally kosher to say), then you are aware that the technology industry is hotter than a jalapeno you unexpectedly ate in your taco salad. In my oh so humble opinion, the true measure of success in the world of technology is who you are cuddling with next to the fire on a cold winter day, or who you are matching “Kiss the cook” aprons with for your 4th of July barbeque. Power couples are dominating and turning the industry into an entrepreneurial dynasty. Allow me walk you through some notable examples.
Ali Pincus founded the leading flash sales site for home markets, One Kings Lane, back in 2009. She is happily married to the founder and CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, who founded his company only 3 months prior Ali’s.
The COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, is happily married to David Goldberg the CEO of Survey Moneky – you know, those customizable surveys all your friends made you fill out during their semester in marketing research back in college.
Finally, what could only be cupid’s favorite Silicone Valley power couple, Sergey Brin and Anne Wojicicki. According to Business Insider Sergey met his wife Anne while renting her sister’s garage for an office. This gOffice (vernacular for high profile techies whose first office was a garage) was where the multinational internet and software corporation we now know as Google was born! Obviously Anne is no ordinary housewife, she founded 23andMe in 2007 – a genomics and biotechnology company.
And the list goes on…