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The Billion Dollar Tweet

Published on 08 March 16
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Here’s a tweet Travis Kalanick sent in January 2010. The reply from Ryan Graves happened 3 minutes later. That tweet was worth over a billion dollars.

January 2010 was the month Travis was doing a test run with 3 cars in New York for a mobile app that he and his friend, Garrett Camp, had just created. Travis was a moderately successful entrepreneur (by Silicon Valley standards) then, who had sold his company Red Swoosh for $19 million.

They had decided it was time to start a company around the app and, needing to find a General Manager to run it, Travis took to Craigslist and Twitter looking for the right person.

In 2010 Ryan Graves was a recently-engaged Chicagoan who had spent two years at General Electric Healthcare, spending nights and weekends on a startup of his own that never quite got off the ground.

He later spent three months as an unpaid pseudo intern working alongside Foursquare’s business development lead by Tristan Walker. But despite what a former colleague calls his tireless efforts, Foursquare declined to offer him a permanent position.

3 Minutes after Travis Tweeteed, in came Ryan's reply "Here’s a tip", tweeting back his gmail address.

Kalanick emailed Graves. The two met, decided to work together. Ryan joined Travis and Garrett on March 1st as their first hire, and officially launched UberCab a few months later.

Graves was CEO, a role he held for about a year as the startup took off. Graves is currently the Uber’s Head of Global Operations.

That was five years ago, but real lessson is "To be able to act when the right opportunity knocks"

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The Billion Dollar Tweet - Image 1

Here’s a tweet Travis Kalanick sent in January 2010. The reply from Ryan Graves happened 3 minutes later. That tweet was worth over a billion dollars.

January 2010 was the month Travis was doing a test run with 3 cars in New York for a mobile app that he and his friend, Garrett Camp, had just created. Travis was a moderately successful entrepreneur (by Silicon Valley standards) then, who had sold his company Red Swoosh for $19 million.

They had decided it was time to start a company around the app and, needing to find a General Manager to run it, Travis took to Craigslist and Twitter looking for the right person.

In 2010 Ryan Graves was a recently-engaged Chicagoan who had spent two years at General Electric Healthcare, spending nights and weekends on a startup of his own that never quite got off the ground.

He later spent three months as an unpaid pseudo intern working alongside Foursquare’s business development lead by Tristan Walker. But despite what a former colleague calls his tireless efforts, Foursquare declined to offer him a permanent position.

3 Minutes after Travis Tweeteed, in came Ryan's reply "Here’s a tip", tweeting back his gmail address.

Kalanick emailed Graves. The two met, decided to work together. Ryan joined Travis and Garrett on March 1st as their first hire, and officially launched UberCab a few months later.

Graves was CEO, a role he held for about a year as the startup took off. Graves is currently the Uber’s Head of Global Operations.

That was five years ago, but real lessson is "To be able to act when the right opportunity knocks"

But how to find the right opportunity among Millions of Global IT Opportunities?

MyTechLogy helps you track & recommend the right opportunities for you based on your skills & career preferences in your desired location.

Using MyTechLogy's Career Initiative, you can analyze the demand for your skill-set in the global IT job market, track the right opportunities, and find skills that are in demand and can increase your IT Job opportunities globally.

Its a great way to plan, manage and accomplish your career goals & aspirations!!

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