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How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.

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This story appears in the June 2011 issue of Start Up.

It's fair to say that baby boomers Steve Kusmer and Kevin Wallace have spent some time together. The founders of San Francisco-based app development firm Abvio met while working at Hewlett-Packard in 1983--their first jobs out of college.

Later the pair worked together again at web development software company Macromedia. When, in 1998, Kusmer co-founded Atomz, a search engine for websites, he quickly brought Wallace onboard. Not long after Kusmer sold the company in 2005, they got the itch to start something new.

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