Hi there! Is there a way for a tech start-up to be successful if it is not located in Lagos or it is not funded, just bootstrapped? Are there any successful founders that made it like this? Can you please share these success stories? I do not want to know about Google, Facebook, Tweeter, PayPal, Amazon, etc. These guys came from wealthy family or had great environments ( Harvard/Stanford, had great connections, etc). I mean like regular dudes.
As a founder, I had an epiphany yesterday at a cloud conference that there are no start-ups that have any success stories unless they are backed by venture capitalists or they are funded by someone important. Unless you are a popular start-up that attracts attention or you are funded and given money, it is impossible for you to thrive and anyone to pay attention to you.
Do you have or know any success stories of start-ups with humble beginnings that made it. How did they do it, especially in the B2B world? How do you promote yourself as a start-up?