Tools vendor ActiveState is acquiring cloud startup Phenora which develops a Perl cloud platform. The Phenora platform will complement ActiveState’s Stackato Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) effort which was announced in May.
Among the many things that make Phenora an interesting company is the fact that is it run by its 15-year-old founder, Daniil Kulchenko, who is still in high school.
“From the first point we started talking to Daniil, we realized that his talent and knowledge were not bound by his age,” Bart Copeland, President & CEO at ActiveState, told InternetNews.com. “In fact, as we were negotiating the acquisition, he showed maturity beyond his years.”