Category: Mobile Start Ups

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...

Uber in action

What Uber’s Start Up Story Is – How Garrett Camp And Travis Kalanick Started The Company

There are only a few companies that can blow you away and make you wonder how owning a business can be so cool and awesome. Among such amazing companies include Apple, Tesla, Facebook, and Uber. Fortunately, Uber is becoming more and more fascinating and mind-blowing by the day! It’s not only a private chauffeur company but also a logistics company. Its amazing stunts with flower delivery, ice cream delivery, and helicopters on demand is nothing but a pure example of how you can achieve whatever you aim for provided you have the right application for it. The Start-Up Story of...

Truckily is an innovative web and online marketing tool for food trucks.

Truckily’s Start Up Story – A Mobile Food Truck Finder

Do you have a food truck business? If you had a food truck, you are suggested to constantly change your location in order to catch as many sales as possible. But this also makes it harder for your potential customers to know where exactly you are. The problem would even be bigger if you already have some loyal clients who like your stuff and are eager to buy from you on a regular basis. If they can’t find you every time they would want to purchase your products, their loyalty will quickly expire. This probably is a major issue for...

The "Kik" .

The Kik Chat App Is Already Worth 1$ Billion

Have you heard about Kik? Probably you already use it, especially if you are a teenager. I would bet on that because this app is gaining momentum big time. Its registered users have reached about 240 million in no time and this number hasn’t stopped growing. The Canadian startup Kik Interactive, that is responsible for this new ‘unicorn’ in the mobile world, has become a $1 billion company because of the chat application. This number was determined by the 50 million investment made by Tencent for a share of Kik Interactive. The chat is used extremely by youngsters, some statistics...

The amazing story of Instagram.com - the company that made it from zero to $1 billion just in a few years.

The Story Of Instagram In Pictures

Instagram is definitely one of the greatest companies of the Internet era, and it’s story – one of the most engaging start up stories today. The company started by the two young entrepreneurs Kevin Systrom and Michel Krieger was sold to Facebook for the whooping of $1 000 000 000, just a few years after its foundation. The story of Instagram is not only a story of ‘how to start a billion dollars company and cash in’, but also it’s a story about faith, persistence and entrepreneurship. It’s really amazing and you can see it at the following set of...

Talent Trail

Talent Trail’s Story – A College Start Up By Sydney Liu and Ryan Choi

Internships can be really helpful for the start of your career or learning about a business. Where to find the best internship for you? Talen Trail might be a good place to start. This brand new college start up allows companies publish branded and focused landing pages for finding the best interns they need. The site has a large database with candidates, which are automatically filtered by work experience, skills, knowledge, culture and many other factors. This way, businesses are provided with a short list with the most suitable people for their internship. This makes the process smooth and easy...

Gasbuddy shows all stations near me and their prices.

Where Is The cheapest Gas – GasBuddy Can Tell You This

Have you heard about GasBuddy? This great business idea was incorporated in Minneapolis, back in 2000, by two guys named Dustin Coupal and Jason Toews. Before launching the company, Dustin was an eye doctor and Jason worked as a computer programmer. Do you remember that around the year 2000, gas prices started to rise? This was how the two entrepreneurs came to the idea of helping people save some money regarding this. Different gas stations offered different prices and there was always a place where filling up your car tank was a sweet bargain. So, the two entrepreneurs decided to...

Money For Nothing – The I Am Rich Mobile App

Sometimes consumer’s behavior doesn’t really make sense… This is what the people with some really crazy business ideas take advantage of, and this is how their ideas work. This is a story of a one really weird idea, that didn’t make millions, but it’s worth knowing about it big time. Why? Because it’s really simple, anyone can do it and works very well. It’s a proof of the fact that thinking out of the box is always a good way to do business. I Am Rich… In 2008, a guy called Armin Heinrich decided to make a different mobile application....

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Jan Koum – From Living On Food Stamps To A Billionaire

This is one amazing story proving that anything is possible in America. This is the amazing story of Jan Koum, who yesterday closed a $19 billion deal selling WhatsApp to the social networking giant Facebook. Jan, who just a few years ago was hardly making the ends meet, became one of the richest people in the world. He is believed to have around 45% of WhatsApp, which sets his net worth to $6.8 billion. Who Jan Koum Is Jan Koum was born in a small village in Ukraine 37 years ago. Was the only child in the family. His father...

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WhatsApp – The Start Up Story Of Kan Koum And Brian Acton

This is one of those stories that are a little hard to believe, but it is completely real. A story about a young guy, who came up with a bright idea and cashed it out for $16 billion of dollars. Jan Koum, one of the founders of WhatsApp (www.whatsapp.com) is now one of the richest people in the world, and he made all this in just a few years. Here is how it happened… WhatsApp History Jan Koum was born on Feb 24, 1974,  in Kiev, Ukraine, to a family with Jewish origin. Back in 1992, he and his mom...