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MyStartupStory: Learn How Tumblr Got its Start

This entry is part 1 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 1 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryTumblr founder David Karp turned his company into a billion dollar business. This video highlights how it all got started. The big tech announcement that kicked off the week is Tumblr’s acquisition by Internet giant Yahoo! for $1.1 billion. If you’re not familiar with the […]

MyStartupStory: Gene Marks, Owner of the Marks Group PC

This entry is part 2 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 2 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryThink launching a business is easy? Small business owner, Gene Marks, shared what he learned when he made the leap into entrepreneurship. Hiscox’s My Startup Story, featuring top entrepreneurs offering small business advice and discussing their own start-up experiences, kicks off the first instalment of […]

MyStartupStory: Randy Shiozaki, co-founder of TVplus

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryTV Plus lets people fully integrate their TV watching experience with the now ubiquitous second screens of smartphones, iPads and other devices in real time. Co-Founder Randy Shiozaki talks about the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and how competition helps TVplus raise awareness […]

MyStartupStory: Bart Stein, co-founder of Stamped

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryStamped recently received some high profile backing from Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres and is growing fast. Hear the co-founder of Stamped, Bart Stein, talk about his experience starting up. His best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, “Start a company because you have something you really […]

MyStartupStory: Burt Herman, founder of Storify

This entry is part 25 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 25 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryIs founding a startup harder than reporting from Iraq? Bert Herman, Founder of Storify, says in some ways it is. Listen as he shares how he drew on his reporting experience in hot spots around the globe to create a way for people to express […]

MyStartupStory: Steve Jang, founder of Soundtracking

This entry is part 24 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 24 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryFounder Steve Jang talks about why he started Soundtracking to share his love of music with others. For him, starting a business is just like a cliff his friends convinced him to jump off in Hawaii as a teenager, you need to have faith and […]

MyStartupStory: Brett Martin, Co-founder of Sonar

This entry is part 23 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 23 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryHow do you find the people you actually want to talk to in a crowded room?  Founder Brett Martin talks about how his company Sonar helps people do just that with the Sonar app.   “Everybody has ideas,” Brett notes, “What makes entrepreneurs different is that […]

MyStartupStory: Alex Ljung, Founder and CEO of Soundcloud

This entry is part 22 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 22 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory“Quit your job, stop thinking and do it right now,” says Soundcloud founder and CEO Alex Ljung. In this video, presented by Hiscox Small Business Insurance, learn how Soundcloud came to be the world’s leading social sound platform, allowing users to take sounds they create and […]

MyStartupStory: Joe Fernandez , Founder of Klout

This entry is part 21 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 21 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryIn this video, presented by Hiscox Small Business Insurance, Joe Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of Klout,  the online resource that measures how influential people are on the Internet, talks about life as an entrepreneur and what it takes to “go all in”.  

MyStartupStory: Best Advice for Small Business Owners

This entry is part 20 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStory

This entry is part 20 of 27 in the series MyStartUpStoryLearning from those who have seen it all before is one of the smartest things you can do as an entrepreneur.    That’s why we asked our MyStartUpStory contestants to tell us the best advice they would give to other entrepreneurs.   In a recent Hiscox small business survey of 501 […]

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