In a world where travel agents are passé and most of us are accustomed to building our own itineraries and making our own bookings, be it transport or hotels, this start-up has not only launched an app for expert advice on travel through its team but has also raised a whopping 20 million dollars in funding. Its founder, Paul English, has previously co-founded several other companies including Kayak. We asked Mr. English how they run their business in this environment, and more.
Don’t let the looks deceive you, because young Akshay (19) from North East London is all but ordinary teenager. This incredible young man had the guts to stand for the business idea he believed in – he sold a first home during the high school lunch break for 99 pounds! About a year ago, Akshay Ruparelia set up an online real estate agency where he sells homes taking commission 10 to 50 times lower than any other agent or company. Investors, staff and customers could not believe that a 17-year old will succeed in his intention to trick the real estate market.
Sometime ago, YouthTime Correspondent Ekaterina Kuznetsova met Viet Ha Tran, a creative fine art photographer from Vietnam, and interviewed her for our magazine. The amazing life of this businesswoman-by-day and artist-by-night has inspired many YouthTime readers. Taking the next step, Ekaterina now meets Viet Ha for the second time along with her creative partner, Tetyana Kretova, from Ukraine. Viet Ha and Tetyana are colleagues at the IE Business School and have known each other since 2013, when Tetyana started working at IE. As colleagues they have gotten on very well since both are goal-oriented and have ambitious objectives respecting recruiting the best students to study at IE.