Rosetta Stone is one of the biggest sellers of language learning software in the world and is a publicly traded company (Symbol: RST) on the NYSE. In 1992, Rosetta Stone was founded by Eugene, his brother Allen Stoltzfus, Dr. John Fairfield, and Greg Kiem.
His brother Allen had learned German through immersion while living in Germany, and found it relatively easy. He enlisted the aid of his brother-in-law, Dr. John Fairfield, who held a PhD in computer science. Allen and John brought on Eugene Stoltzfus and Greg Keim and released their software product under the name The Rosetta Stone. The company changed names in 2006 to Rosetta Stone, Ltd., and with it came the sale to investment firms ABS Capital Partners and Northwest Equity Partners. On September 23, 2008, Rosetta Stone Inc. filed an Initial Public Offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This will be an exclusive fireside chat with Eugene and we will be talking about the founding days of Rosetta Stone and the trials and tribulations of the company before going IPO and taking over the world of language learning. You don't want to miss this very rare appearance of this legendary DC area startup founder.