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Paddle founder Christian Owens on changing how software is sold

I caught up with Christian Owens, founder of Paddle, to find out more about his entrepreneurial journey.

We spoke about his early entry into the world of entrepreneurship, why he set up Paddle, growing his business and what keeps him motivated.

Here’s what he had to say.

Christian, what were you doing before Paddle?

I dropped out of school when I was 16 and started my first software company. That grew to be a £3-4m business in 18 months. It was through running that business that I encountered the problem that we try and solve at Paddle.

Why and when did you decide to found Paddle?

I set up Paddle because I had experienced the pain of trying to build and grow a software company first-hand. Dealing with payments, subscriptions, licenses, selling in different language – these are all the back-end tasks that need to be done, but were a massive headache. ...