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Where Do Billion-Dollar Companies Even Begin?

 Where Do Billion-Dollar Companies Even Begin?

Many of today’s billion-dollar companies began as humble startups, sans support from venture capitalists or crowd funders. Their founders were ordinary people like you with practical venture ideas. For example, the founders of Starbucks were three freshly graduated students from the University of San Francisco who began their coffee business by simply selling coffee beans themselves. Similarly, Apple’s founder Steve Jobs was a college dropout working out of his garage during his company’s startup days. Even today, an impressive start isn’t necessary for a startup’s success.

Tech Bubble

Tech Bubble

where did the bubble come from?

A startup industry whose assets are so inflated that they seem to be formed literally out of thin air, tech investment seems if anything - wobbly and uncertain.

 

Investors are pouring money into a promisingly successful industry, what is the ROI? 

Most tech startups fail. Judging which startups will succeed is quite tricky – investors take big risks throwing their eggs in a fresh basket, per say. Why?

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

21st Century Fundraising 

Crowdfunding is a relatively new funding model that utilizes social networks and micro payment systems to finance a project, or new idea. These projects can range from comics to tech products, appealing to either small or large markets. Essentially, crowdfunding utilizes community as a tool for funding as well as most often online crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter.

The term crowdfunding was coined in 2006 for a fundraising effort by a video blogging community.

Why You Want to Work for Google

Why You Want to Work for Google

A friend of mine, we’ll call him Joe, recently called with exciting news about a job interview that he had been invited to at Google’s headquarters in Silicone Valley. The dream job of many in the tech industry, it’s no surprise that Google receives millions of job applicants each year. To put this number into perspective, it’s almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard.