In this post, Ada Chen shares a few frameworks that anyone can use to trigger a high growth inflection point in their career. She achieved "hockey stick" growth within her own career, eventually leading growth and marketing as the SVP of Marketing at SurveyMonkey after starting out just 8 years earlier as a new college grad in an entry level sales job at Microsoft.
How a brand new e-commerce store went from launch to over $1 million in sales using free organic SEO traffic. Although no match for the likes of Amazon and Walmart, they achieved success without a huge budget.
Here's how Supreme New York has grown from a one location retail store run by skateboarders to a worldwide known e-commerce brand with a following larger than some religions.
When the maker of recruiting software Workable was founded in Greece in the midst of a debt crisis, few people thought it stood a chance. But what started with two laptops and a kitchen table in Athens has today become a fast-growing global business that is scaling to $20 million ARR and beyond.
When Tobias Lütke and Scott Lake decided to build an online store in 2004, they had no idea they would end up creating the world’s biggest e-commerce platform. All they planned to do was build a site where they could sell snowboarding gear.
Here's how the commission-free stock-trading app Robinhood took advantage of FOMO (fear of missing out) to build a waiting list of nearly one million people prior to launching.
Any interesting story of how something that nearly fell apart ended up achieving so much success. Moral of the story: shit happens so deal with it!
A wonderful success story with some useful takeaways. Leverage the power of social media to create awareness of your startup in the early stage. Mistakes can actually improve customer relations if you respond and remedy quickly. You get happy, loyal and successful employees when you're compassionate.
This self-funded startup raised money for the first time this year. Here's the story of how they became an "overnight success" in just nine years.
Increased competition, a higher bar for fundraising and growing incompatibility with venture capital have caused an increasing number of founders to shy away from accepting outside capital. Here are three examples of startups that have bootstrapped their way to success.