Category: Start Up Stories

The story of basecamp.com

The Start Up Story Of Basecamp And Jason Fried

Basecamp is one of the coolest companies in the world. Its headquarter is in Chicago, but everyone working there is free to live and work from anywhere else in the world. This is how, not much surprising, many of the employees of Basecamp work from home and other convenient locations. The company has an amazing startup story, it’s really interesting and completely happy to place it on this site. If you come across this Basecampers, I wish you luck and successful business. What Is Basecamp? Basecamp is an on-line project management software, used by thousands of companies and individuals from...

Dhiraj Rajaram

The Startup Story Of Mu Sigma And Dhiraj Rajaram

Whoever thought a novel idea could be transformed into a multi-million dollar business venture in less than half a decade? Well, to one Dhiraj C Rajam, that’s a possibility because it’s exactly how he started his now world-famous Mu Sigma business analytics company. To Mr. Dhiraj, becoming a businessman, let alone a successful one, was one of the last things he ever thought he would be. Prior to starting Mu Sigma in 2004, all he was interested in was to learn and innovate new things in the field of business information technology, without the knowledge that what he was cooking was...

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 Bottle Keeper

The BottleKeeper – How Adam Callinan Made A Million Dollars Online

Adam Callinan is an entrepreneur, writer, and co-owner of a venture capital firm. Not only has he helped lots of small businesses at their early stage, but also he started many companies himself. He has some decent startup experience and here is a great story of his, a step by step explanation of how he started an automated million dollars online business with practically very little cash and no employees. This is the story of his latest and very successful online startup – www.thebottlekeeper.com. This article was originally published on entrepreneur.com, by Adam himself: Recently I wrote a general overview,...

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...

Flappy Bird

The Incredible Story Of Flappy Bird And Its Creator Dong Nguyen

Today’s world is amazing, it totally is. We live in a time of opportunities and possibilities. This story is a bright example of how free market combined with some creativity and maybe luck can make you a multi-millionaire in a matter of months. This is the astonishing story of a young Vietnamese developer who, because of suffering from the ‘too much spare time’ syndrome, decided to write a very simple game with awful graphics… Eventually, that turned out to make him incredibly rich, because of one simple reason – people just liked it! I am talking about the fabulous story...

Jason Gaignard

From Totally Broke To Getting Back On Track – Jayson Gaignard’s Story

Jayson Gaignard was working as a mechanic when one day he realized that people don’t live forever. That same day he quit his job to start chasing his dreams. He started a company and in a while, he was making millions in sales. Then, because of a bad business partner, things crashed and he got broke. He was totally devastated but he managed to recover and now he is back on track. How all happened? Below is the amazing story of this young entrepreneur. The article was originally published on Entrepreneur.com here. Jayson Gaignard’s Story Begins Jayson Gaignard felt like...

Some Pet Rocks

5 Crazy Simple Business Ideas That Actually Worked And Hit It Big

  Read these 5 start-up stories and you will be amazed by how 5 really simple business ideas were turned into multi-million dollar businesses. 1. The Slinky ($250 million worth) Everyone should be familiar with the slinky toy and how it can keep even grown-ups entertained for hours. Till this day nobody can explain the magic of shoving a spring’s weight from one side to the other, or how it became a multi-million dollar product in the first place. Thanks to the clumsiness of a naval engineer the world has been living with this phenomenon for more than 50 years. While...

Sofia Vergara

5 Business Stories Of Famous Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs have had to face cultural bias, sexism and other challenges across the world to seek success. Many have succeeded and become leaders who inspire us. Read how some of the world’s most powerful entrepreneurs – and women – overcame all odds to get where they are today. Oprah Winfrey Born to a single teenage mom and frequently molested between the ages of nine and thirteen by male relatives before running away to strike out on her own, and losing her own baby as a teen, Oprah Winfrey had an emotionally devastating childhood. But she overcame that, with a...