After selling startups to Google and Twitter, Ori Allon is thinking big with Urban Compass

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When I meet up with Ori Allon for coffee on New York’s Lower East Side, he paid special attention to the stools. Little details like this interest him these days, because he’s in the market to buy himself a bar. Life is good for the 32 year old Israeli-born programmer, who, having sold his first company to Google and his second to Twitter, is tech’s equivalent of a two time all-star. But unlike many of his peers, Allon has remained mostly out of the public eye. “Ori has always seemed happy to fly under the radar,” said David Tisch, a tech investor. “But privately is well known for building amazing teams and working on big challenging visions.”

In the weeks since his departure from Twitter, where Allon worked after being acquired,…

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