From a press release:
Dublin; Thursday, 19th July, 2007: Dublin born Aodhan Cullen, founder of Irish headquartered StatCounter, has been named as the Businessweek Young European Entrepreneur of the Year. StatCounter, which provides free web site traffic statistics, has 1.4m members 40% of which are located in the US. 24 year old Aodhan Cullen started the business when he was 16.
â€œI would like to thank Businessweek and those who selected me,â€ commented Aodhan Cullen. â€œThis is not really an award for me but recognises our members who have helped us to build one of the most popular web analytical services and web sites in the world.â€
Cullen, a graduate in 2004 of DCU, was always interested in running a business. At the age of 12 he set up a business typing CVs. He then got into developing web sites. From here the idea for StatCounter was born. â€œClients kept saying to me â€˜the site is great Aodhan but is anyone actually visiting it?â€™â€ It was this experience that sowed the seeds of StatCounter.