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This article was published on February 3, 2012

Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit

Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit
Allen Gannett
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Allen Gannett

Allen Gannett is an entrepreneur and investor. Currently, he is the founder and Chief Maven of TrackMaven, the competitive intelligence plat Allen Gannett is an entrepreneur and investor. Currently, he is the founder and Chief Maven of TrackMaven, the competitive intelligence platform for enterprise marketers. He is a partner at Acceleprise, the enterprise technology accelerator. Previously, he co-founded CampusSplash. He is a pumpkin pie addict, a former castmember on MTV's Movers and Changers, and a failed Wheel of Fortune contestant. You can follow him on Twitter: @Allen.

Internet entrepreneur, Reddit user, and League of Legends player are not usually words used to describe United States Congressmen, but Jared Polis has a knack for defying expectations. In addition to representing Colorado’s Second Congressional District, he co-founded ProFlowers.com, Blue Mountain Greeting Cards, and American Information Systems. He also serves as a mentor for TechStars Boulder and was a key anti-SOPA voice in the House.

We Skyped with him to talk about the future of SOPA/PIPA, his opinion on the Facebook IPO, and to try and uncover his favorite subreddit (hint: it might have to do with bumblebees).