Silicon Valley has always been a paradise for technology. It is where world-class technology products are launched. These are the entrepreneurs who have made the name of Silicon Valley.
Technology has been the development motivation of the world. We can find technology entrepreneurs everywhere on this planet. However, there is a truth that no one can deny: Silicon Valley has a high density of technology entrepreneurs and many of them are dominating the world. Here is the list of the most successful technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley who made the name known worldwide.
The tech entrepreneurs we list here are the most talented ones with a clear vision and talented teams. They are successfully identifying customers’ pain points and creating solutions that even exceeded our expectations. And these factors contribute to the good reputation of the technology paradise.
Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple
There is one thing we can be sure of: nearly anyone who uses smartphones knows Apple. Even if they cannot afford the high price, they all know the name of a world-class brand and a technology pioneer.
Steve Jobs is not only an investor, a designer, an entrepreneur, but he is also one of the most successful tech visionaries whose name is known worldwide. Apple under his lead launched many innovative products, from Macintosh to iPhone and iPad. Many people agree that Apple is the one who makes a revolution in the modern technology industry.
Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify
Spotify is the most popular music streaming music which was created by Daniel Ek – a billionaire, entrepreneur, and technologist. With more than 170 million users and more than 75 million premium users all over the world, Spotify is no doubt the biggest one in the music streaming service field. Spotify was introduced when online music piracy is everywhere and is hugely supported by most singers and musicians. It discourages online music steal by offering music at a low cost.
The company was valued at $4 billion just 2 years after its launch – which is considered a miracle in the entrepreneur community. Its IOP (Initial Public Offering) was in April 2018. Just one day after the official offering, Spotify held a market value of $27 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
As reported in 2020, Facebook is the largest social media platform all over the world with 2.6 billion monthly active users worldwide. And even there are more and more media platforms introduced to the public with more interesting features, Facebook still shows its potential development. Founded in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Facebook has been developing to be the biggest social media platform in the world.
Mark Zuckerberg was accused of sharing sensitive information of users to Cambridge Analytica – a data firm. Nearly 87 million users’ profiles were compromised and Mark had to release statements to explain how the company would limit third parties to access the users’ information. He also revealed how Facebook does to prevent misinformation. Whatever the scandal is, his Facebook is still the biggest social platform and a proud of Silicon Valley.
Brian Chesky, the co-founder, and CEO of Airbnb
Airbnb is an online service for booking travel accommodations that were founded in 2007. The company was founded out of necessity. The story was that Chesky and his roommates were strapped for cash and had to rent out their apartment, leading to the launch of Airbnb. They accepted a seed funding program in 2008 and soon opened offices in Europe. Airbnb was valued at $20 billion by professionals in 2015. The enormous success of Airbnb brought Brian Chesky to the list of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40. He was also in the top 100 Most Influential People of 2015.
Katrina Lake, CEO of Stitch Fix
Another outstanding name in the technology industry is Stitch Fix ( a fashion-based subscription service). It was founded in 2011 by Katrina Lake. Six years later, the company experienced its Initial Public Offering. The value of the company as reported in February 2017 was $2 billion.
In her statements, Katrina Lake talked about female entrepreneurs as a critical part of Silicon Valley. She also believed that it is important to expose the type of behavior so the community can recognize and address the problems.
Travis Kalanick, former CEO of Uber
Travis Kalanick is more than just an entrepreneur and a former chief officer at Ubser, he is also the world’s most ride-hailing application. He realized and made a good pair of the power of smartphone technology, cloud computing and geo-location. It was established in 2009 with 3 cars available for hire. In just 3 years after that, the company experienced enormous development growth wide foreign market.
There is plenty of technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley but not every company can make a big contribution to the title “Silicon Valley”. Above are the names of the most successful technology entrepreneurs who really changed the technology paradise.