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When you think about it, it’s not all that uncommon for a company to be named after its founder. After all, founder-led companies are often seen as innovative and forward-thinking. But which of these companies is not named after its founder? Read on to find out!
Airbnb, an online platform that connects people with rooms or apartments to rent for short periods of time, is a relatively new company. Airbnb was founded in 2008 by Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk.
Although Airbnb was founded by two young entrepreneurs, it is not named after its founder. The company’s name comes from the words “Air Bed and Breakfast,” which was the name of the business that Gebbia and Blecharczyk started before founding Airbnb.
Pinterest is a popular online imageboard and social networking site where users can “pin” images and share links to them. The website was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Jonathan Steinmetz in March 2009, and became publicly available the following month. Pinterest has been compared to Digg, Foursquare, and Reddit because of its community-driven content model, which allows users to vote on pins for relevance. As of February 2017, Pinterest had over 300 million monthly active users.
Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb are all companies founded by individuals who decided to start their own company. However, while all three companies were started by people, they are all named after their founders. Uber was founded by Travis Kalanick, Lyft was founded by Oscar Salazar and Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky. These three companies are different in a lot of ways, but all of them were started by individual entrepreneurs.
Dropbox is a cloud storage and file sharing service with more than 150 million users. The company was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, both of whom had worked at Google. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco.
Airbnb, Homeaway, and FlipKey are all companies that were not founded by their founders. Airbnb was founded in 2008 by two students in a rented apartment in San Francisco. Homeaway was started in 2002 by two graduate students who wanted to make it easier for people to find housing while on vacation. FlipKey was started in 2004 by three college friends who wanted to make it easier for people to find rental properties.
Pinterest, the popular online platform for sharing and discovering great ideas, started out as a company named Diaspora. However, after a legal battle with its founder, Marco Arment, Diaspora rebranded itself as Pinterest in 2012.
Uber is a ridesharing service that allows customers to request a ride from drivers using their mobile phone. The company was founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp. Kalanick left the company in June 2017, and was replaced as CEO by Dara Khosrowshahi.
If you’re looking for a cloud storage provider, Dropbox is worth considering. The company was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, both of whom are still involved in the company. Dropbox doesn’t have any particularly distinguishing features, but it does offer a free tier with 2GB of storage and paid tiers that offer more space.
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