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Started in 2017, Techiegamers is now home to over 500,000 visitors every month and has been featured on websites such as the LA Times, Yahoo, MSN and many more.

In a stunning display of success, Palworld, developed by the indie studio Pocketpair, reportedly made over $130 million four days after its launch. This figure comes from an analysis of the game’s sales, which hit 6 million copies. As of February 2024, revenue is expected to reach over $450 million according to The Game Awards. With a modest production budget of $6.7 million, Palworld’s financial achievements are noteworthy when compared to the often much larger budgets and sales figures of big-budget AAA titles. Dominating the Charts The game’s performance has not only been impressive in terms of sales but also…

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Founded in 2011, Gumroad was born out of Sahil Lavingia’s frustration with the process of selling digital products online. Having already demonstrated a knack for entrepreneurship, he was no stranger to digital marketplaces. At 15 years old, he was making $100,000 per year selling apps on Flippa. In the early days, Sahil got a lot of attention from startups because he was documenting his journey online. He got an email from Pinterest who were interested in hiring him and Lavingia dropped out of his Computer Science degree to become Pinterest’s 2nd employee! Gumroad’s Founding Story However, it was his experience…

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In the whirlwind world of mobile gaming, few stories are as compelling and paradoxical as that of Flappy Bird and its creator, Dong Nguyen. This tale is not just about a game that soared to the top of the app charts but also the unforeseen consequences of its meteoric rise on its creator’s life. The Unlikely Rise of Flappy Bird Released in May 2013, Flappy Bird was a game of deceptive simplicity. Players navigated a bird through a series of pipes with just a tap. Its 8-bit graphics harked back to an earlier era of gaming, yet its difficulty was…

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Just as the Bitcoin bull market of 2016 was beginning, Satish Kumbhani emerged as an unlikely figure behind one of the most infamous crypto scams ever. His creation, BitConnect, promised annual returns of 120% but turned out to be a $2.4 billion ponzi scheme that devastated 4,500 people. Born in rural India, Kumbhani has remained an elusive character and there’s limited information about him online. The Rise of BitConnect Launched in 2016, BitConnect was introduced as a high-yield investment program based on a cryptocurrency called BitConnect Coin (BCC). Kumbhani presented BitConnect as a lucrative opportunity, promising investors high returns through…

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In the vibrant college town of Athens, Georgia, James “Jimmy” Zhong, a seemingly typical student, was living a double life that would rival any cinematic thriller. His story is a tale of cunning, risk, and an audacious heist that remained a secret for years. Known for his extravagant lifestyle, Zhong was a familiar figure in Athens’ bustling party scene. He wasn’t just another affluent college town resident; he was a man harboring a secret that would soon shake the foundations of the crypto world. He taught himself programming and became an early adopter of Bitcoin, mining hundreds of coins which…

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Leonid Radvinsky is a figure shrouded in mystery, yet his influence on the digital and adult entertainment industries is unmistakable. Born in 1982 in Odessa, Ukraine, the entrepreneur has risen to prominence as the majority owner of OnlyFans, the content subscription service that has helped him acquire a fortune worth $2.1 billion according to Forbes. Early Beginnings and Path to Wealth Radvinsky got his first taste of entrepreneurship at an early age. At 17 years old, he founded Cybertania Inc, a website referral business, marking his initial foray into the tech and adult entertainment sectors. This early venture provided the…

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Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Syed Balkhi’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident from a young age. He started his first business at seven, selling holiday greeting cards, and later, a snack shop in his neighborhood. The family’s move to the United States when he was 12 brought new challenges, including financial hardships but he adapted and built a lucrative online empire. Stepping into the Digital World Balkhi’s foray into the online world began at 12, initially undertaking basic tasks like posting on forms and basic data entry. His curiosity and knack for technology led him to create a web proxy to bypass…

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Since leaving WeWork in 2019 under controversial circumstances, Adam Neumann is back again with a new venture called Flow. Launched in 2022, the startup is aiming to disrupt the residential real estate sector. Flow is focusing on transforming traditional apartment living by integrating technology, giving equity to renters, and fostering social interaction. Flow operates approximately 3,000 apartment units across major U.S. cities like Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Early Financial Footing In 2022, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), invested an impressive $350 million in Flow which valued the firm at over $1 billion.…

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Launched at CES 2024, the Flush app is looking to improve public restroom access in urban areas. Created by USC computer science graduate Elle Szabo, Flush offers a unique solution to the often overlooked problem of finding clean and accessible restrooms in busy city environments. The platform allows businesses like cafes, restaurants, and hotels to rent out their bathrooms to the public, creating a new revenue stream while providing a much-needed service. The Genesis of Flush The idea for Flush was born out of Szabo’s personal challenges finding public restrooms. Living in a city and dealing with the side effects…

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Matthew Benham’s story is a remarkable example of how a combination of analytical acumen, and a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom can lead to extraordinary success. Benham, an Oxford Physics graduate, transformed a $700,000 loan into a staggering fortune exceeding $300 million, primarily through his ventures in sports gambling and football club ownership. Early Career and Foray into Gambling Benham’s journey into the world of sports betting began after a successful career in finance, working as a hedge fund manager and derivatives trader. In 2001, he entered the gambling industry, working for Tony Bloom at Premier Bet. His breakthrough came…

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