Founder & CEO


Christian Owens is the founder and CEO of Paddle, the payments infrastructure solution for SaaS companies Prior to Paddle, Christian created his first software business from his bedroom at the age of 14. Having grown the business to over $1m in revenue he decided to quit school at 16 to focus on building startups, and founded Paddle when he turned 18. In 2016, Christian was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” and as a Thiel Fellow by the Thiel Foundation, which supports those who learn by doing rather than by following conventional paths like college. He’s also a regular speaker on podcasts and conferences such as SaaStock, SaaStr and more.