School dropout started a company after making illegal profits. Gets funding and starts UBER and today the value of the company is $17 billion. Success and failure are parts of life and only those people emerge as the winner who never quit or lose hope but instead learn from their mistakes and keep on trying to be better in each attempt. It’s said that God helps those who help themselves but if you become hopeless after a couple of failures or obstacles and stop making more attempts, how will you succeed?
There have been many people in the past who have shown the world that success definitely comes to those who never stop dreaming and attempting to make that dream come true!
In this article, we have listed startup stories of 9 such people who made just one more attempt before quitting and that one step led them to the heights of success!
From the founder of Alibaba to Airbnb, creator of Angry Birds game to Instagram, all have seen ups and downs in life but what made them extraordinary is the hope of being successful and rest is history!
Two Friends were finding it difficult to pay the rent of their living room for some money. So they let some other people stay in their living room for some money and for that they developed an app. The idea went super viral and they received a funding of $112 million.
Jack Ma (alibaba.com)
Faced rejections in getting a job, didn’t knew how to use a computer. He started his own venture and gave a new concept the world.
Peter Vesterbacka (ANGRY BIRDS)
Three Friends created 51 apps which failed badly. Just before quitting they made ANGRY BIRDS and the rest is history.
Sumit Jain (commonfloor.com)
Understands his potential while helping his father in his family business. Quits the job and makes the app popularly known as commonfloor.com and soon it received a funding of $62 million.
Kevin Systrom (Co-Founder & CEO of Instagram)
Started learning to code after work and made an application on Monday. On Tuesday it became the best Photo App on App store.
Reid Hoffman (co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn)
Gets the idea to start a social network involving only professionals. Started a website and asked his friends to join. The same website is worth $1 billion now.
Ritesh Agarwal (Ritesh Agarwal – Founder & CEO – OYO Rooms )
A 17-year-old college drop out makes an App for hotels. people love the concept and this later became one of the leading hotel booking Apps
Anirudh Gupta (Anirudh Gupta – Co-Founder – Tripoto)
2 Friends loved travelling and blogging start a business TRIPOTO. The business soon received funding of Rs. 2 Crore.
Travis Kalanick (co-founder of Scour)
School dropout started a company after making illegal profits. Gets funding and starts UBER and today the value of the company is $17 billion.