Category: Innovative Start Ups

What Is Fiverr.com’s Start Up Story? How Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger Founded The Company

What Is Fiverr Fiverr is the ultimate micro-jobs platform on the Internet. It’s a place, where millions of buyers and sellers meet and exchange services, products, goods and whatever else you could imagine for $5. These are the so called gigs, which is the universal name for every offer there. Having more than 500 000 different gigs published, Fiverr has become a great place for individuals and businesses from around the world for outsourcing small tasks for relatively small amount of cash. Imagine that you are a marketing company from Spain and you need a sound in English for a...

Wikipedia.org

Wikipedia’s Startup Story – How Jimmy Wales Started The Biggest Online Encyclopedia

Wikipedia.org is the biggest and the most popular free online encyclopedia today. Its knowledge database has been created by millions of people from all over the world. Currently, (2019) the site has more than 40 million articles in more than 293 different languages. That makes around 3.7 billion words which is 85 times more than all of the words in all 120 volumes of “Encyclopædia Britannica“. and what’s even more amazing is that all of this content was created by the 27 million registered users (voluntarily) and it’s available for free use, under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Monthly, more...

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Alphabet Inc’s (Google) History – The Start Up Story of Sergey Brin And Larry Page

How Google.com Was Started It was a nice, beautiful, and sunny day in 1995 when a young boy named Sergey Brin met for the first time the man, who would later become his business partner – Larry Page. This happened at the Standford University and they quickly found that they have many common interests. Sergey had the task to show Larry around, who was a new student there. During their very first meeting, they didn’t stop arguing on every single topic they talked about. They had the opposite opinion on almost everything! Nobody would ever suggest, that these two rumbling...

6 Billion Secrets

The site sixbillionsecrets.com is just another great and innovative online business idea. This is a relatively new site, it has been founded in May 2010, but its popularity has been growing rapidly since then. There are around 7 billion people on Earth and most of them have dreams, hopes, desires, and fears. You will be amazed about how many of them would love to share their emotions with other people… And the good news is that they can do this on sixbillionsecrets.com. The site is a multinational platform, where people can submit their deep dark secrets. Believe it or not,...

MyYearbook.com

Catherine Cook – How MyYearbook.com Was Founded

Back in 2005, Catherine Cook and her 2 years older brother Dave were spending a good time looking through their school yearbook. This was when technology was booming and this is how the idea of creating an online yearbook was born in their heads. They were just high school students, they had no business experience, nor knowledge. This is why they shared the idea with their older brother Geoff, who was already a successful Internet entrepreneur, the founder of EssayEdge.com.  The kids managed to convince him not only to help them, but also to invest a quarter of a million in...

Ashley Qualls' Whateverlife.com

Ashley Qualls – How a Girl at 14 Made a Million Dollars Website

When she was just 14 years old Ashley Qualls, born in Detroit, launched a site with the idea to publish her personal portfolio of pictures that she was making. The site was started in 2004 under the domain whateverlife.com, which derives from “for whatever life you lead”.  Ashley had the humble desire to make a funny and interesting site with “things for anyone and everyone”. Having some knowledge in the field of web design, she began publishing free MySpace layouts and different tutorials helping teenagers with graphic design and programming. Every user with an account on the site also had...

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Business with … Beer Bellies – Thebeerbelly.com Story

You probably have heard about Thebeerbelly.com and their great idea – the beer belly. This is a rubber bag, that can be filled with your favorite drink and worn under the clothes. “The Beerbelly brings Freedom to the Beverage!” is the slogan that these products are sold under. Having one, you can drink whatever you want, wherever you want and whenever you like. No matter you are watching movies, you are on the plane, or even at the university on a lecture… It’s a crazy idea, isn’t it…? Here is how it was born: The Beer Belly was developed by...