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Have you ever experienced getting stranded late at night, while it was raining, because you had no car and there was no cab in sight? This happens to a lot of people, and this was what inspired two young men to create an app that has now become synonymous with “better than taxi” transportation in different countries all over the world. This is the story of how Uber came to be and how it aggressively…

Cloudera’s current 2015 valuation tops $5 Billion, with estimated revenues of $199 million. Cloudera makes data software products and data management software. Current Valuation 2016 – $5 Billion Revenue Estimate 2015 – $199 Million Industry: Data, Software Founded: 2008 In its website, Apache Hadoop-based software provider and data management company Cloudera promises unified and secure solutions for storing and protecting data. It also lists some of its biggest partners. Over the years, the company has…

Marc Andreessen has an estimated net worth of more than $750 million. Marc Andreessen is most known for being the founder of Netscape, Loudcloud, and venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. Net Worth: $750 Million Notable Venture Capital Investments: Through his firm Andreessen Horowitz, Marc has invested over $200 million in bitcoin-related startups. Investment of $50 Million in Reddit Investment of $24 Million in Oculus VR Investment of $7 Million in Business Insider Wealth Source: VC Investments, Netscape Birth…

Table of contents Founders & brief history Investors Initial investors Further investment rounds Current valuation Statements Industry trends Relevant links 1. Founders & brief history Quora is an online platform which offers the possibility to ask and answer questions and share knowledge all around the world. Their vision is to create a knowledge sharing platform competing with Google and Wikipedia. The company was founded by former Facebook employees Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Quora was…