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The picture above says it all, but if you want to find out exactly how this Stanford kid raised $30 million for his startup Clinkle and became the ring leader for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest fails, then keep reading.
If you don’t know what Clinkle is, it’s a mysterious payment app kept so secret, some of it’s employees don’t even know the full details. Clinkle’s founder Lucas Duplan managed to make headlines last year with a record setting seed stage fundraiser that peaked over $30 million dollars, made possible in part by venture capitalist firms Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer, and billionaire investor Richard Branson.
There are many different types of entrepreneurs- there are tech entrepreneurs, online entrepreneurs, and then there are rockstar entrepreneurs like Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam. You’ve probably come across Rap Genius at some point, whether you are looking up lyrics to songs or you are reading the crazy antics Mahbod has said about billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett. When he’s not hanging out with his favorite rappers like Gucci Mane, Kanye West and Nas, Mahbod is busy being the loudest and most disruptive entrepreneur on the internet.