Category: Start Up Stories

Daniel Kan - a picture from his LinkedIn profile

Daniel Kan Was Rejected By 30 Employers. Now He’s A Co-Founder of a $1 Billion Startup

The world of finance completely shut its doors to Daniel Kan. During his senior year in college, Dan wanted nothing more than to become a financier. But of the 35 jobs he applied for, mainly in the lucrative finance world, he got 33 rejections! One of the opportunities he received was for teaching English in Korea. However, he opted for an opportunity to work with a fledgling San Francisco startup, UserVoice, a company that focused on helping companies gather user feedback. But today, Dan is best known for being the founder of Cruise Automaton, a startup that GM bought for...

Amazon was also started in a garage

5 Big High Tech Businesses Started in a Garage

Did you know that many of the biggest Internet companies today were started in a garage? These multi-billion businesses had barely anything at the beginning, the most important thing for their success turned out to be simply a great business idea. Here are the stories of some of the most popular ‘garage start ups‘: Google The founders of one of the greatest Internet companies – Sergey Brin and Larry Page started the business in a small garage in California. They paid $1 700 monthly for the rent and spent there around 5 months. During that time, they actually created the...

Daymond John, the CEO of FUBU.

Daymond John – A Short History of FUBU

Daymond John is a very famous American entrepreneur, the founder of the popular clothing brand FUBU. He is also an investor and a TV star. Since 2009, he has been participating in the popular reality show ‘Shark Tank’. He is one of the sharks there – 5 famous business managers who decide whether or not to invest money in ideas presented by normal people. History Daymond John was born on the 23rd of February, 1969 (currently 44). As a child, he lived in the Queens neighborhood of New York with his mom and 7 brothers and sisters. While he was...

Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson – The 9 Year Old Entrepreneur Who Became A Teenage Millionaire

A Brief History Of The Young Entrepreneur He was just 9, his mates were playing hide and seek, they were soldiers, cowboys, but Cameron Johnson had a little different interests. At this age, the young boy from Virginia started his first business venture. Everything began by way of a joke, the young man started making greeting cards for his family’s celebrations. Many of the recipients liked the beautiful cards, and soon the little boy started receiving orders from friends and colleagues of the family. After a couple of years, Cameron started to use the money earned from his business to...

The Start Up Story Of Charles Flint And IBM

This is the amazing story of one of the biggest, oldest and most successful technology companies – IBM – International Business Machines Corporation. Its story began more than 100 years ago, It all started in the US, and since then has conquered the world. Nowadays, the head office is located in Armonk, New York, US, but the company is present in 170 countries and has around 400 000 employees. Its the corporation holding the biggest number of patents in the US and one of the most significant ones in our technological history. Building all kind of tech things, from small...

A Harley Davidson

A History Of The Harley Davidson Company

A Brief History of Harley-Davidson Harley Davidson is an iconic motorcycle manufacturer in America and most probably the most famous motorcycle manufacturer in the world. The company is based in the United States. Having been founded out of a small outhouse in 1903 by a 20-year old William S. Harley, the company has achieved massive success. William Harvey built the first powered bicycle using a small engine that had  116 cc capacity. Harley had drawn the blueprint for this engine in 1901. The first garage of this company which measured 10ft by 15ft was a courtyard shed behind their home....

Liz Wessel Left Google Before Even Starting Her Job To Found WayUp

Google is an amazing company and this is not only my opinion. The company was the best one can find to work for in 2016, according to Fortune. It has been a dream for many college graduates, some of which would kill to get a job there. Well, it’s one of the coolest companies of all times, isn’t it? Employees get all kinds of perks, and I am not talking only about the free haircuts and the ‘cleansing’ toilets, but also about some little weird ones… Like their death benefits according to which employee’s spouse gets 50% of the dead...

What Is Viber’s Start Up Story? How Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinik Founded The Company

What Is Viber? Viber is a mobile messenger that makes it possible for you to chat, call and send files to all other users of the app, using your Internet connection. It was created by a company called Viber Media (viber.com) and today is one of the most popular applications offering a free voice over IP (VoIP) service to its users. This term may be familiar as Skype and RingCentral offer a similar service, but Viber is a bit different. It is specifically marketed for the mobile platforms and made to be extremely user-friendly. The account creation is easy and...

Annie Safoian

Annie Safoian Started A 60 Million Company Thanks To Google – SADA Systems’ Story

Annie Safoian immigrated to the USA 30 years ago. It was hard, but she put some tough work, a slice of entrepreneurial spirit and with a pinch of luck to all this she is now living the American dream. She is the co-founder of SADA Systems – a company with expected annual revenue for 2016 of about $65 million. I found her story on !Yahoo finance and thought it would be an amazing read for our audience… And here is her startup story: How Annie Safoian Founded SADA Systems In 1987, a 32-year-old Annie Safoian moved to Los Angeles from...

Exploding kittens is an innovative game of card that collected more than $8 000 000.

10 Kickstarter Funded Business Ideas That Raised More Than $1 Million

Since Kickstarter was founded in 2009, it has been the groundswell of support for individuals to fund innovative and unique projects, empowering fans to support creators whose projects they want to see materialize. There are some big names such as Pebble and Ouya that have grown to become huge brands, proof enough that crowdfunding is a viable option for new ideas and projects that may excite fanatics. Which campaigns have captured your imagination and went on to become a success? Let us have a look at some of the most interesting business ideas that raised over $1 million Kickstarter. 1....