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Serial entrepreneur Roman van Meer scaled a Soap Opera blog to 800,000 email subscribers and a “nearly 8-figure” exit.
Josh Wardle built a simple word puzzle game that went viral — and then attracted a 7-figure acquisition offer from The New York Times.
This founder had only a few employees and grew the site to 300,000 unique monthly visitors — then exited for millions.
Personal experience — and frustration — served as a powerful inspirational force for this teacher-turned-entrepreneur, who created a new income stream by building a tool she needed for her own students.
Jodie Cook is a powerlifter. But her latest big lift wasn’t in the gym. It was selling the social media agency she launched a decade ago, at age 22.
It’s not often that a company is acquired before putting its platform on the market. But that’s what happened to this fintech company, just a year after it was founded.
This is a rare local news success story; will we see more of these in the coming years as new business models are tested for local news?
What happens when one of your company’s partners wants to turn that partnership into an acquisition? That was the case for these three founders.