Category: Internet Start Ups

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. They all did some decent money, right? Everybody goes to finance…  But of the 35 jobs he applied for, mainly in the lucrative finance world, he got 33 rejections. The two offers that he was left with were both not related to finance at all. One of the opportunities he received was for teaching English in Korea and the other – working for a startup. He opted for the opportunity to work with a...

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...

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...

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...

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3 Internet Start Up Ideas That Were Turned Into Multi-Million Businesses

Foursquare’s Start-Up Story While some of the world’s biggest internet phenomenon can spark from the thin air of life-in-motion, other concepts are slowly developed from several meetups. Sometimes, there are several conversations and ideas that have to mold into one dynamic app. Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crawley, Founders of the mega-popular app Foursquare took a slow, methodical approach but developed their idea from several life experiences. After having a bunch of different conversations at different coffee shops and restaurants, the question became, “how do you remember where we went?” More importantly, the conversation shifted; “how do we discover new places...

Jim Wang, a picture from his Twitter profile

Jim Wang Created A 3$ Million Website Because He Was Bored

“I was bored!” Jim Wang said when he was asked how he decided to start the personal finance blog Bargaineering.com, which he later sold for the sweet round amount of $3 000 000. This is the amazing story of the young entrepreneur who created a super successful financial blog out of thin air because he didn’t have anything else to do… Well, all this didn’t happen without efforts. Actually, Jim had developed the site for more than 5 years before his investment of spare time paid off big time. When he was in college, he spent his spare time hanging...

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What Is Mad Mimi’s Start Up Story – An E-mail Marketing Company Started 100% From the Ground

What Is Mad Mimi? Mad Mimi is, as they claim on their site (madmimi.com), is “The world’s most sensible, enjoyable email marketing tool.”. It’s an e-mail marketing company that offers services like organizing, executing and tracking of e-mail marketing campaigns. For example, you can register for free, get a ready to use code from their site, put it on your site or blog and … VIOLA! Now you have your own e-mail subscription service for your visitors. As simple as that… Now they will be able to subscribe to your mail list. Everyone that subscribes by the box on your...

Ship Your Enemies Glitter – Mathew Carpenter’s Weird Business Idea

The ‘ship your enemies glitter’ is one of those crazy business ideas that many people are wondering what an idiot one should be to do something like this. This is one of those ideas that are not only weird and idiotic, but they are also working! And are working so cool and smooth, that nobody can believe their success. When I first read about Mathew Carpenter and his site’s story, I just said to myself WTF?!?! It was built around a simple and dummy idea that was turned in a successful business in a matter of days… Ok, so here is...


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