Top 4 Brightest Entrepreneurs in Britain Who Have Brought Their Startup Ventures into Stellar Success

September 7
9:17 PM 2015

When people talk about successful startup tech companies, the first thing that comes to mind is Silicon Valley. But half way across the world, four bright founders from Britain are changing the startup venture industry.

According to Business Insider, Marco Nardone of Fling showed a potential venture capital investor how to download their app when they found out that they've been booted out of Apple's App Store. Many of the app's users were harassing other people; sending sexually explicit messages. But instead of being devastated, Nardone resolved to work their way back to the App Store by tightening the rules, making sure only appropriate content are sent through.

The innovative startup app allows users to send photos, videos, and text messages to as many as 50 people at random. These random people may follow these "Flings" that was sent out. Fling now has 4 million users, sending over 50 billion messages.

The next British Startup genius, according to Technically Brooklyn is Ian Hogarth with his Songkick, which is a phenomenal hit in the music industry. As the CEO, Hogarth knows that people are too busy to keep up with the concerts and performances of their favorites artists. So he designed Songkick to take a look at an individual's iTunes, Rdio, and Spotify libraries and alert them if any of their favorite artists will have a tour near their city any time soon. The company has raised $32.6 million at present.

SportsLobster is not the first sports website to become popular, according to Entrepreneur, but Andy Meikle's company exploded into wondrous proportions, raising a total of $13 million to date. This app lets people make wild predictions and get points for the blogs they write about it.

Finally, there is Tom Valentine and his luxury hotel, members-only, booking service Secret Escape, which has raised $60 million led by Google ventures.

The major takeaway with all these stellar success is, if you want to become successful, offer a product that solves something, increases the value of people, or something that provides a better life for people. And find a way to offer it to multitudes.

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