Garrett Camp is an impressive individual with an impressive track record, he has amassed a huge fortune in his young life and we have the inside scoop on how this came to be! In this short interview, Garrett shares his life as well as tips and insights on what you can do to right now to start earning more and living the life you want!
Garrett Camp (born 1978) is a Canadian national who is famous for his ground-breaking technology ventures. His most popular business initiatives include Uber and StumbleUpon, the two technology businesses he co-founded. He currently serves as chairman of both Uber and StumbleUpon.
Other lesser-known initiatives of Camp include Expa and Mix. He has also launched a new initiative in the cryptocurrency space recently, called Eco, which attempts to address the pain points of the existing virtual currency systems like bitcoin and Ethereum. (For more, see Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles.)
Here’s a look at Camp’s career path.
University Education and First Venture
Garrett Camp completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary between 1996 and 2001, which was followed by Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Software Engineering from the same institution between 2001 and 2005.
While at university, Camp launched StumbleUpon in November 2001. StumbleUpon is an online content discovery portal that works like a web search engine, but it is personalized to match the interests of the user by using recommendations from connected peers and social networks. StumbleUpon moved to the San Francisco area in 2006, after it successfully secured funding from investors.
Ebay Inc (EBAY 37.18 -1.72%) acquired StumbleUpon in 2007 for $75 million, and the company again became independent after a successful spin-off in 2009. As the CEO of the company, Garrett led the successful run with a five-fold increase in StumbleUpon user base that crossed 25 million users milestone by 2012.
Around mid-2012, Camp stepped down as the CEO to become chairman to focus on other ventures. Camp again bought back the majority stake in the company in August 2015 when StumbleUpon ran into financial debt. The portal continues to remain operational and is now part of the Expo family.