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Joe Rogan is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts color commentator. He has also worked as a television host and an actor. The Joe Rogan Experience is the most subscribed to podcast in the world. Read more
CEO and co-founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel launched the photo-sharing app from his father’s living room in 2011. Come June 2013 and Snapchat still wasn’t generating any revenue, yet thanks to venture funding, the company was valued at an incredible $860 million. By then, 200 million photos were said to be being sent on the limited-time photo app every day – quadruple the number processed just six months earlier. Both Google and Facebook have apparently tried, unsuccessfully, to purchase Snapchat for billions of dollars. Read more
Beyond entertainment, Ashton Kutcher is also known for being a venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of the venture capital firm A-Grade Investments. In 2015, Kutcher announced Sound Ventures, the successor to A-Grade Investments. Kutcher has also successfully invested in several high technology startups and companies. Read more
Travis Cordell Kalanick is an American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of Scour, a peer to peer file sharing application, Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer content delivery network, and Uber, a transportation network company. Read more
Elon Musk is a South African physicist and entrepreneur, best known as the cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, Hyperloop and OpenAI.<br /><br />He is currently the Executive Director and CTO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors CEO and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is known for having created the first viable electric car for production in the modern era (Tesla Roadster), by SolarCity (supplying renewable electricity to cars Tesla), to design a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9 / Dragon) and create PayPal, the payment system in the world's largest online. Read more
Two times entrepreneur. Sold both companies and turned VC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs. Read more
Entrepreneur & angel investor.<br />I’m absolutely loving being an angel investor. It’s a blast to meet smart folks with killer ideas who want to change the world — and then I get to write a check and give one out of every 250 of those ideas a try! Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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