Apple, PayPal and Amstrad: these three companies have something in common. All the three were initially stated as start up business.
Apple was established on April 1, 1976, to sell the Apple I personal computer kit, a computer single handedly designed by Wozniak.
The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977. From its origins till today Apple has turned into the leader of computer and mobile phones.
PayPal developed after Internet financial services company X.com acquired Confinity in March 2000. Confinity was founded in December 1998.In 2000 it has launched a money transfer service called PayPal.
Later X.com terminated its other Internet banking operations and focus on the PayPal money service.The X.com Company was then renamed PayPal and expanded rapidly in 2001 primarily as a result of its use on eBay.
Amstrad was founded in 1968 by Lord Sugar at the age of 21, the name of the original company being AMS Trading (Amstrad) Limited.
Amstrad entered the market in the field of consumer electronics. During the 1970s they were at the forefront of low-priced hi-fi, TV and car stereo cassette technologies. Lower prices were achieved by injection molding plastic hi-fi turntable covers, undercutting competitors who used the Vaccum Forming process.