Allen Murabayashi was born and raised in Honolulu and attended Punahou School. He matriculated to Yale University where he graduated with a degree in music. He was a founding employee of hotjobs.com, which he helped grow from a 4-person start-up to a publicly traded company with 675 employees in 4 countries. He subsequently co-founded PhotoShelter, an online visual asset management system. He serves as Board Co-chair for Save the Music Foundation, a national organization that supports music education in predominantly low income public schools.