WHAT started as a weekend hobby has led to a multi-million dollar payday for two Melbourne men, after a private US firm backed by a group of powerful venture capital firms purchased their coupon website.
Guy King, 32, and his business partner, Bevan Clark, 37, yesterday finalised the deal to sell their website, retailmenot.com, to WhaleShark Media, a US company that owns a portfolio of online coupon websites.
“I think there is a message that it is possible to succeed on this side of the world … in many ways being isolated ourselves from ‘the scene’ in America helped us succeed,” Mr King said.
Read more about retailmenot.com at news.com.au
October 8, 2007: Revealed: the brains behind bugmenot
It was a “slapped-together” weekend project that has helped millions view websites without having to register their details.
Now the Melbourne man behind bugmenot.com, one of the first websites to harness the power of user-generated content, is revealing himself to the world.
Read more about bugmenot.com at smh.com.au.
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