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Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is the founder and CEO of Groupon, a Chicago-based website offering users deep discounts on local businesses. He graduated from ... More »Andrew Mason is the founder and CEO of Groupon, a Chicago-based website offering users deep discounts on local businesses. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a degree in music. Mason grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1999. At age 15, he started a Saturday morning delivery service called Bagel Express. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2003, he worked in web design for Chicago entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky. Mason stopped working with Lefkofsky to attend the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy on a scholarship. However, he dropped out of his Master degree program from University of Chicago only 3 months after it started. Mason also interned and worked at prominent Chicago recording studio Electrical Audio under recording engineer Steve Albini, whom Mason cited as being an inspiration on his work ethic. Lefkofsky, several years later, provided Mason with one... [ Wikipedia ]

The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn’t The Problem at Groupon

There is one single common thing that I’ve heard from people familiar with recent Groupon departures: Andrew Mason was not the problem. In fact, I’ve been told that for many people, Andrew Mason was the only thing that kept them around at the company for as long as they were ...

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Andrew Mason's Groupon legacy: It's okay to leave

Groupon founder Andrew Mason was fired from the CEO post, but he may well be remembered for having the right mix of grace and humor on his way out. FORTUNE -- The man-boy founder of Groupon was fired yesterday. If you haven't read his letter to employees, do yourself a favor and click ...

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Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason releases album

Thankfully, former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has sunk some of his severance into a vanity project that is supposed to be an "inspirational" concept album about succeeding in business while trying really hard. And while the lyrics may inspire aspiring techies to reach for the startups...

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Source: Groupon's Mason 'knew' he'd be fired The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

FORTUNE -- Andrew Mason was officially fired as CEO of Groupon ( GRPN ) last Thursday, but it didn't come as a surprise to the 31 year-old. A source close to the situation says Mason "totally knew" that the board planned to replace him during its quarterly meeting, and that there ...

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Groupon CEO in jeopardy of losing his job?

With the stock in a free fall and Groupon's board meeting this week, Andrew Mason's tenure as CEO reportedly faces opposition. A couple of years ago, Andrew Mason had a chance to sell Groupon to Google for $6 billion but instead pressed ahead with the company's IPO. The insiders ...

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Elliott and Hess Shake Hands

... of Credit Suisse, is on CNBC at 3:10 p.m. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group is on Bloomberg TV at 4:45 p.m. ANDREW MASON RETURNS | Nearly three months after being fired as chief executive of Groupon, Andrew Mason returned to the public spotlight on Thursday, with an update on his plans...

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Could There Be a 21st Century Gatsby? : Discovery News

Andrew Mason At 31, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason might seem like a senior relative to other entries in this slideshow, but Mason's success derives from a company he helped found in his late 20s. In November 2008, Groupon launched as a means of connecting urban residents to ...

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For Groupon CEO, there are more questions than answers

Speaking at a mobile conference today, Andrew Mason didn't want to talk about a lot of things, including M&A and changes in management at the company. But he did speak of grand ambitions for Groupon. Groupon CEO Andrew Mason speaks at a conference last month in New York. For ...

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Tech CEOs with voting stock that gives them added power, like Groupon's Andrew Mason and Facebook's...

Armed with a special class of voting stock that gives them added power, today’s tech CEOs — including Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mark Pincus of Zynga and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook— are virtually bulletproof when it comes to their critics. Even the most vulnerable CEOs based on poor share ...

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Groupon turnaround? Not so fast

Officially, Groupon was CEO-less since the February ouster of founder Andrew Mason. His co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, who had been chairman, had been running the business on an interim basis before officially being named Groupon's new CEO on Wednesday. Billionaire entrepreneur Lefkofsky ...

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Investors Cheer Groupon’s Appointment Of A CEO, Narrow Earnings Beat, Stock Buyback Program

Groupon fired its founder and then CEO Andrew Mason earlier this year, after Groupon reported weaker than expected earnings. Today, Groupon announced that Eric Lefkofsky will take over as its new chief executive. Lefkofsky is best known for his work at Lightbank, the Chicago-based ...

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Groupon losses narrow as sales rise 8%

It's been only two months, but getting rid of Groupon founder Andrew Mason -- who was unceremoniously shown the door in February -- is a decision that might pay off. Related story: Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's severance: $378.36 The company's net loss for the quarter narrowed, and ...

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Former Groupon CEO Sells Lakefront Home Outside Chicago

Andrew Mason’s former home sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Fame is fleeting, and so are some stints as a high-flying CEO of a new-fangled business venture. Take the case of Andrew Mason, the co-founder of Chicago-based Groupon. He was riding high when he helped take the ...

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Andrew Mason, Ex-Groupon CEO, releases 'motivational business music' album 'Hardly Working'

Andrew Mason, the former CEO of Groupon, released a debut album of 'motivational business' songs. Since he was ousted from Groupon in February, former CEO Andrew Mason has been tuning in to his musical side. On Tuesday, the eccentric website founder released "Hardly Workin,'" and ...

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Former Groupon CEO shares 'business wisdom' through song

Ousted CEO Andrew Mason plans to create a San Francisco-based startup and mentor at Y Combinator. He also says he's recorded an album of business advice songs. Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason wants to drop some knowledge on the younger generation, so he recorded an entire album of ...

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Analysis A trimmer, sharper Groupon seen in the post-Mason era

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting: Nina Dobrev as Anastasia Steele [PHOTOS] The exit of co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason - fired after another disappointing set of quarterly results slashed Groupon's market value by a quarter - may usher in a new, more "serious" era marked more by ...

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Groupon sheds quarter of its value as Street questions biz

The daily deals purveyor founded by quirky music graduate Andrew Mason, this year joined fellow recent dotcom debutantes such as Facebook Inc and Zynga Inc in shedding a massive chunk of its market value in past months. Groupon hit $5.46 in afternoon trading, down 72 percent from its $20 ...

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Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason sells Evanston home for $4M

(Eric Unger for RedEye /November 18, 2013) Andrew Mason, the co-founder of Chicago-based Groupon who was the company’s CEO until his board fired him in February, has sold his five-bedroom mansion on nearly an acre of property on Lake Michigan in Evanston for $4.07 million. A Northwestern ...

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CrunchWeek, Vol. 2: Is Mason Out At Groupon; Twitter Vs. PeopleBrowsr And ICOA-Gate [TCTV]

This week, TechCrunch writer Ryan Lawler joined TechCrunch TV reporter Colleen Taylor and I to discuss the rumors that Groupon CEO and founder Andrew Mason is on his way out; the legal kerfuffle between Twitter and social media analytics company PeopleBrowsr over access to Twitter’s ...

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