Category: Internet Start Ups

The history of imgur.com

The Amazing Start Up Story Of Imgur And Alan Schaaf

Imgur.com is a leading online image sharing platform. It’s described as the home of the most shared and liked images from all around the world. It’s actually a very successful social network, which people use to share, comment and store images with anyone. The site is visited by more than 100 million people every single month and has more than 350 million images uploaded. Like many of the other big and successful tech startups, Imgur was started as a hobby by Alan Schaaf in 2009. In that year he was studying computer science in the Ohio University. One day he...

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Small Business And Start Up Funding Tips And Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

You have a great startup idea, you believe it’s awesome and that it has a huge potential. You know what to do, how to do it. You have made a working prototype and it is working great. You can even smell the profits that are coming… Just a tiny problem stays between you and your success… The lack of finances… Any startup needs to be financed somehow and you should be well prepared when you start searching for cash. Here is a nice clip that can give you some cool tips and advice about startup financing. This below is a...

The logo of Rebelmouse.com

Rebelmouse.com’s History – Paul Berry’s Social Aggregator Start Up

RebelMouse is an ingenious idea that allows users to be able to manage all of their social activity in one spot. In essence, this provides one simple homepage for everything that embodies a person’s social life. Users are able to curate information, view tweets, examine real-time Facebook posts and enjoy every aspect of the social networking world from one platform. The arrangement is so amazing, but it had to start somewhere. The idea behind RebelMouse started with Huffington Post’s former CTO Paul Berry. RebelMouse was launched in June 2012 and it allows its users to extract their content from across...

Movable Type Blog, 2013

What Is Movable Type’s Story – How Ben and Mena Trott Founded Six Apart

You can get rich and very successful even by a complete accident. In fact, many great businesses come to the world totally by fluke. And this is how one of the most popular social publishing platform – Movable Type was born. It was started by husband and wife, who created a system with the only ambition to make their own blog and a few years later they were millionaires. Today Movable Type is used by millions of people and by some of the largest companies in the world for their websites. It’s an open-source CMS software for creating sites, just...

The site Ning.com

Ning – The Start Up Story Of Mark Andreessen and Gina Bianchini

Social networking has been exploding over the last several years. This is how simple ideas like Facebook and Twitter were transformed into multi-billion companies, used by people from all around the world. Many people noticed their incredible success and followed the social trend. Some of them managed to gain popularity even after the big names has already conquered the market. They focused on certain niches like pictures sharing, video sharing etc. Even some teenage entrepreneurs managed to grasp a piece of the tasty social pie. One of them, Ashley Qualls was only 14 years old, when she started her social...

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Instagram – An Online Idea For $1 Billion

In 2012, there was an announcement from Facebook – they were buying Instagram for the price of $1 billion. A company started just a few years ago by two young entrepreneurs, has brought them to the world of super riches. A company that had no revenue, only 13 employees and completely no profits by the time of the deal… Who would be so insane to pay a billion for such a business?!? Well, actually Instagram had one thing that was far more valuable – potential. And this is what the managers of the biggest social network spotted there. Here is...

The Official Dropbox Logo, 2013

Dropbox History – The Start Up Story Of Drew Houston

Imagine that you could create a folder on your desktop. You could go to work, create a folder with the same name on your office computer and find there the same files you put in the folder at home. You could also access these files of yours via your smartphone, no matter where you are. Well, you can do all of this with a service called Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). This is a cool way of storing your information, so it’s accessible from anywhere you are, from any device you use. And here is the story about how this great business idea...

What Is Yandex.ru’s Story – How Arkady Yolozh and Arkady Borkovsky Started Up

Yandex.ru is the largest and most popular search engine in Russia. It accounts for just under 65% of the searches that take place within the country. The website is currently the most popular in Russia and attracts users from all over the world, it currently accounts for 1.7% of all search engine queries placed throughout the world. Let’s take a little look at the history of this fantastic website. The company started way back in 1990 when Arkady Yolozh and Arkady Borkovsky teamed up to create the company Arkadia. The company developed MS-DOS Software designed to search for patents. It...

Who Is Godaddy? How Bob Parson Started the Biggest Domain Registrar

History GoDaddy (godaddy.com) was founded in 1997 as a web services company by Bob Parsons under the name Jomax Technologies. Three years earlier Parsons sold his financial software company to Intuit for $64 million. In 1999 Jomax changed its name to GoDaddy. The company started in Scottsdale, Arizona and grew to several facilities operating in Washington DC, California, Colorado, Iowa, and India. Gaining Momentum GoDaddy rose to national popularity with its Super Bowl ad in 2005 that made fun of the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction controversy. After airing once during the Super Bowl, Fox TV Network pulled the spot, due...

Pinterest – A Start Up Story Of Ben Silberman

When a young man with a childhood habit of collecting things like insects and stamps combined his passion for design with engineering skills, Pinterest was born. Ben Silberman along with his friends and colleagues Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp started the development of Pinterest in December 2009, and launched the site in March 2010, as a closed beta. This is not after Ben graduated from Yale in 2003, worked with Google in the sales organization department and designed many iPhone apps which were never launched. Ben and his friends wanted to create a social platform that will allow people to...