While some might not buy into the whole startup trend, it’s hard to deny that they represent the future of business. Some of the most successful companies today are technology-based startups, and many of these companies don’t even have a website – just an app. With valuations today at billions of dollars, see how the greats got inspired, and maybe you can be a startup mogul one day.
Uber ($62 billion)
Uber is the most used ride-share app out there, and it’s no surprise why. Not only do they offer an affordable chauffeur system to users, but also they have a food delivery on-demand service that lets you order anything from sushi, to fro-yo, to pizza at all hours.
Back in 2008, co-founders Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp were complaining about finding a taxi in the worst circumstances. They then engineered a mobile app for the iPhone, and in 2010, after rolling out some test cars, it was a hit! Transportation will always be a need, and for their innovation, the partners received over $40 million in funding. Their best promotion is word of mouth — one of the most successful methods out there today. In 2018, they’re currently valued at $62 billion.