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She Was Living Off Ramen Noodles to Build Her Startup, Now She’s Filthy Rich

One 26-year-old Silicon Valley CEO knows a little something about money after starting her first business at the age of 11.

Jessica Mah is a high school drop out and the CEO and co-founder of inDinero, a cloud-based accounting software company that caters to small businesses. InDinero employs 200 staffers, operates out of five offices and reached an eight figure revenue this year.

Chinese Artist Paints Beautiful Portraits of Tech Founders Who Inspire Her

Chenyu Zheng, who is based in San Fancisco, is the artist behind the series of acrylic tech entrepreneur portraits called “Tech Giants Art Project. She was inspired by these innovative leaders and wanted to instill the same spirit of disruption and creation in her own work.

“These tech entrepreneurs have built products we use daily, persevered to succeed, and fundamentally disrupted the way we communicate, work and live.”

Meet the 24-Year-Old Who Travels the World While Running a $70,000-A-Month Business

Two years after working for big multinational companies, then 21-year-old Aileen Adalid from the Philippines decided to quit the corporate rat race to become a “digital nomad”. Today, she gets to travel the world while living a sustainable travel lifestyle and earning $5,000 per month through her online ventures.

In an interview with Business Insider, Adalid revealed that she quit her entry-level, $300-a-month job at Deutsche Bank in 2013 and used her $600 savings to venture out away from the confines of office buildings.

Woman Documents Her Horrid Experience Getting Scammed By a Silicon Valley Startup

Few things are more inspiring than Silicon Valley’s startup scene, but every now and then, startup dreams can turn into absolute nightmares. One woman recently shared her horrible experience working at a startup on Medium complete with late paychecks, forged pay stubs, and employees lending up t0 $50,000 to the CEO to cover expenses.

Penny Kim is a digital marketer from Dallas, Texas. Back in May 2016, she moved to Silicon Valley to take a job at a startup where she worked until August — the point she realized it was all a scam.

Meet the 25-Year-Old USC Alumni Who Started the First Female-Led Millenial Venture Capital Firm

One 25-year-old is paving the way as a pioneering women in venture capital and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and Asia.

Pocket (Yiqing) Sun has accomplished much for someone her age having graced the cover of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in Venture Capital and Finance and becoming the youngest person in LinkedIn 2015 Top Voices in VC & Entrepreneurship

Microsoft-Backed Startup Has a Genius Way to Give People Wi-Fi in the Philippines

Internet access to some parts of the world is either extremely limited or non-existent. It’s no secret that the Philippines has one of the worst Internet services in the world.

However, there are now free sponsored Wifi hotspots in stores across the Philippines to help with the country’s incredibly slow and unbelievably expensive Internet problem. A startup called Wifi Interactive Network (WIN) is on a mission to bring Internet to the masses using a novel business model.

Fen Da: Ingeniuos Chinese Startup Valued At $100 Million Only 24 Days After Launch

A Chinese startup, which gave the all-too-common Q & A website formula a brilliant twist, has successfully secured a valuation of $100 million just 24 days after launching.

Fen Da is an app that takes inspiration from Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (or AMA), where featured guests (celebrities, politicians etc.) answer questions posted by online users in a live format. The difference is the integration of a payment system that would reward both the users and responders, reported Forbes.