Category: Start Up Stories

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...

The logo of Foursquare.com

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...

Walt Disney presenting 'Snow white'.

Walt Disney’s Biography – Success Despite Many Failiures

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901. He was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and entrepreneur. He was the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, together with his brother Roy Disney in October 1923. The company is presently valued at over $40 billion, and the name Walt Disney has become synonymous with quality animation. From characters like Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck to feature Films like Snow White and the seven dwarfs, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, his brand are one of the most iconic in popular culture. And below you...

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...

Airbnb

Airbnb (Air Bed and Breakfast) A Story Of Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

Airbnb is a website, where everyone can rent and/or list for renting lodging. Not only from New York to San Francisco, but almost everywhere in the world. The sites act just as a mediator, it only connects travelers and hosts and doesn’t own any of the listed properties. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a vacation rental, an apartment to live or just a room to stay for a day or two. “Air Bed and Breakfast” is the solution to your problems. This is how this great business was started… This Was How The Start-Up Idea Was Born One look at Airbnb‘s visionary business...

www.clearcarrental.com - this is how the site looks like (2015)

How Sachin Kate Started a Car Rental Business – Clear Car Rental

Clear Car Rental is an Indian company providing car rental services in most of the big cities in India. It is actually an on-line car booking portal on which you can easily find your preferred car at the best price. The site is one of the pioneers in its field and it has an amazing start up story. Founded just a few years ago (in 2010), the site has become one of the leading car rental services in India. Here is how this happened… The Start Up Story Of Clear Car Rental While being of Aurangabad origin doesn’t mean coming from...

housing.co.in

Housing.co.in – Advitiya Sharma Starts Top Real Estate Site in India

Just by holding a dinner meeting with Mr. Haresh Chalwa, managing partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) and former Network 18 CEO, Housing.co.in closed on another funding deal less than four weeks since their previous investment. At least according to Mr. Advitiya Sharma, co-founder, housing.co.in, Mr. Haresh was impressed with the team and its product and that’s why he made the funding. Whether that’s exactly what happened, or some secret relationship between housing.co.in and Mr. Haresh triggered the funding, the company’s success story truly merits anybody’s faith and trust (including Mr. Haresh’s). The housing portal idea came up in...

The logo of redBus

The Start Up Story Of redBus – A Company Founded By 3 Indian Entrepreneurs From Ground Zero

In mid-2013, Indian travel entity redBus was officially acquired by Nasper – a South African based media and Internet group – via IbiboGroup, Nasper’s Indian subsidiary. Looking back on the company’s short history since its startup less than a decade ago, you would almost agree that the partnership with a company of Nasper’s class is nothing less than a milestone 100% deserved. RedBus was founded in August 2006 by Phanindra Sama, Sudhakar Pasupunuri, and Charan Padmaraju – three engineers who were schoolmates at The Birla Institute of Technology and Science and workmates at various companies in Bengaluru. They began renting...


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