Blake Scholl was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides in Denver, Colorado. He attended Carnegie Mellon University from 1998 until 2001, where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science with honors. Scholl worked as a manger of automated advertising and social networks at Amazon for approximately four years and then as a director of product development at Pelago before pursuing entrepreneurship.
In 2010, Scholl co-founded Kima Labs, a startup with a focus on developing mobile applications for e-commerce purposes. The startup was acquired by Groupon in 2012 where he then worked as senior director of project management and SmartDeals. In 2014, he founded Boom Supersonic, a company designing supersonic passenger airplanes. He is also the CEO of the same company.
Josh McFarland, a partner at venture firm Greylock Partners, describes Scholl as "co-founder material" who is "super smart in an uber-engineering sense but also very business savvy, aggressive, and a good negotiator."
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Boom CEO Blake Scholl on assembling his aerospace engineering team | This Week in Startups