Grasshopper | Siamak Taghaddos & David Hauser

Founders: Siamak Taghaddos, 29; David Hauser, 29

Company: Grasshopper

Year founded: 2003

Location: Needham, Massachusettes

2010 Revenue: $15 million

2011 Projected Revenue: Undisclosed

Employees: 50

Website: Grasshopper.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/Grasshopper

Twitter: @Grasshopper

Siamak Taghaddos and David Hauser, met as undergrads at Babson College while both were managing businesses they started in high school. One of their biggest challenges was how to answer work calls while in class. "If a customer wanted to place an order for a product, the only number I could give them was my house line," says Taghaddos. "I had my mom picking it up, and you could hear my sisters yelling in the background."
read more