Category: Successful Startups

Mark Pinkus founder of the company.

Top 10 Characteristics Of Good Leaders

Being a good leader is really something tough but it’s also really something that is totally worth it. Leadership is a complex thing, and there are actually many blocks that the mindset of the successful leader is build of. It is described as a process of social influence in which one person can empower the help and support of others in reaching a certain goal or completing a task. A good leader is a person who knows how to motivate people and make them believe in what he/she believes him/herself. A good leader leads, but doesn’t dictate. Being a recognized...

Exploding kittens is an innovative game of card that collected more than $8 000 000.

10 Kickstarter Funded Business Ideas That Raised More Than $1 Million

Since Kickstarter was founded in 2009, it has been the groundswell of support for individuals to fund innovative and unique projects, empowering fans to support creators whose projects they want to see materialize. There are some big names such as Pebble and Ouya that have grown to become huge brands, proof enough that crowdfunding is a viable option for new ideas and projects that may excite fanatics. Which campaigns have captured your imagination and went on to become a success? Let us have a look at some of the most interesting business ideas that raised over $1 million Kickstarter. 1....

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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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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...

The garage where HP was started.

Hewlett Packard’s History – HP Was Started In A Garage By David Packard and William Hewlett

In the beginning, a tiny garage in Palo Alto, California, where two young and determined men created unique and visionary products while instituting a style of business management that revolutionized business strategies forever. David Packard and William Hewlett graduated from Stanford in 1938, in the midst of Depression era unemployment. As Packard later reflected, “Bill and I were brought up in the Depression. We weren’t interested in the idea of making money. Our idea was if you couldn’t find a job, you’d make one for yourself.” And, so they did. Starting Up   Starting in a neighborhood garage with $538...