Paul English

Paul English

is CTO and Co-founder at KAYAK.

Jessica Alba overcomes adversity

Concord, Mass. wasn't co-founder Paul English's first choice for Kayak's HQ, but he did it for the sake of recruiting the best talent. Kayak CTO Paul English explains how Kayak translated its dominance on the web to building the most popular mobile travel app. At Kayak, co-founder ...

(Founder Stories)’s Paul English: On Hiring Athletes, Design Simplicity & Angel Investing...

Josh graduated from... → Learn More In part II of his Founder Stories interview with host Chris Dixon,’s co-founder Paul English discusses why job applicants will be hard pressed to find job postings on, relays the lessons he learned from Kayak’s mobile app and ...

Goodbye guide books, hello travel apps?

Paul English, co-founder of travel website Kayak, Paul English, co-founder of travel website Kayak, admits that he was wrong about the initial reasons for developing an app version of the site. "I had this thought that the reason people are going to be using Kayak on a mobile ...

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

My colleague, Paul English, built a unique culture at Kayak that was the foundation of that company’s success. The founders created a system where their company culture of excellence and productivity was created from the hiring process through to operations. Meetings where decisions were ...

The New Science of Who Sits Where at Work

At travel website, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Paul English has joked with his colleagues about developing an algorithm to capture all that goes into devising his seating plan for the engineering team... Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Kayak was founded in 2004 by a team of online travel industry veterans, including Steve Hafner (CEO) a co-founder of Orbitz, Paul English (CTO) a former VP of technology at Intuit, Terrell Jones (Chairman), founder of Travelocity, and Greg Slyngstad (Director), founder of Expedia. ...

Kayak takes on the big dogs

Founder Paul English battles the likes of Expedia and Priceline by recruiting great talent and making the customer king. FORTUNE -- A successful July IPO drew attention to the surprising story of Kayak ( KYAK ), an online travel site that's succeeding where you'd least expect it. ...

Paul English has left

Paul English has officially left, the Concord travel website that he cofounded in 2004, the company confirmed Friday. His exit comes a little more than a year after bought the rival airline and hotel booking site for $1.8 billion. In August, the Globe’s Scott ...

Kayak co-founder Paul English setting up startup incubator in Fort Point Channel

About nine months after the travel planning site Kayak was acquired by Priceline for $1.8 billion, co-founder Paul English is dialing down his day-to-day involvement. English announced at a company meeting earlier this month that from now on, he'll serve as part-time chief technology ...

Kayak Co-Founder Paul English's Hiring Practices

The Dolphins' New Tight End Hasn't Played Football Since High School, But He Can Run Like Robert Griffin III Kayak CTO and co-founder Paul English built the tech team of a site that gets 10 million monthly uniques, 14 million downloads and 100 million searches a month. He revealed the ...

Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal, And Blunt: How The 5-Word Performance Review Works Wonders

Paul English, cofounder of Kayak, hated some of the performance reviews he was given as an employee. So when he became a boss, he decided to do something about it. The dreaded performance review--unless it’s “You’re fired!”--is often an unfocused, indirect thicket of bureaucratic ...

In brief: Paul English has reportedly left Kayak; Aereo adds next region

Kayak co-founder Paul English has departed his role as part-time CTO of the company, according to a BostInno report. English, who is launching a Boston-based startup incubator and investment fund dubbed Blade, left as Kayak's CTO in December, the report says. English is no longer ...

The Cofounder Of Kayak Is An Entrepreneur So He Can Give More Money Away

After seeing suffering in Haiti, Paul English decided he needed to help, and so he focused on using his programming skills to create value that he could then pass on. This is the latest entry in Catchafire's Generosity Series, a multi-month celebration and investigation of bold ...

Kayak’s public offering rides swift current

“Becoming a public company marks an important and exciting milestone for Kayak,” said co-founders Steve Hafner and Paul English in a statement. “Our team intends to stay focused on creating the best place to plan and book travel.” The IPOs of Palo Alto and Kayak come on the heels of a ...

Boston startup events for June 18-23 (powered by Greenhorn Connect)

A chance to chat with Paul English of Kayak and a talk on HR for startups are among the local events ahead this week. Description: Modeled after YCombinator's exclusive founder dinners, Ask Founders Anything (#afa) is a quarterly series that provides 40 up-and-coming founders with a rare ...

The View From Outside: Why Hubspot & Kayak Switch CTOs for the Day

As you may have seen on Twitter, Shah and Kayak CTO Paul English swapped roles for the day, each reporting to the other’s desk to work with the other’s team at the company the other one founded. First, I’m sure it was a fun change of pace for everyone involved. But beyond that, it was a ...

For Kayak Founders, Winding Journey to an I.P.O. Ends

For Kayak Founders, Winding Journey to an I.P.O. Ends - For Kayak Founders, Winding Journey to an I.P.O. Ends - For Kayak Founders, Winding Journey to an I.P.O. Ends - For Kayak Founders, Winding Journey to an I.P.O. Ends - For Kayak Founders...

Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

The company was founded in 2004 by veterans including Steve Hafner (CEO) a co-founder of Orbitz, Paul English (CTO) a former VP of technology at Intuit, Terrell Jones (Chairman), founder of Travelocity, and Greg Slyngstad (Director), founder of Expedia. After the acquisition, the ...

At Kayak, the goal is seven days from recruit to employee

Paul English, cofounder of Kayak, (seen in a 2005 photo) has a “seven-day rule’’ when it comes to hiring. He wants the process, from first contact to job acceptance, to be completed in seven days. (The Boston Globe/File 2005) Globe Correspondent / April 10, 2011 Mike Bernardo was ...

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