Over the years Apple has grown exponentially, acquiring brands and companies to add to its portfolio and expand its reach. Their greatest acquisition to date is still Beats Electronics. Back in 2014, Apple made a whopping deal of $3.0 billion for the Beats brand, and it’s stood the test of time.
Beats started back in 2006, from a belief people weren’t “hearing all the music.” Like every early start-up business, it took a passion for something, and a team focused on making that passion a reality. Dre took the same road any start-up investor does, to get begin a game-changing tech and shock the established market. Beats introduced something new that could challenge the way things were done. It took commitment, persistence, and laser focus, but Beats’ acquisition is still one of the biggest deals in Hip Hop history.
Who’s doing the same thing right now?
WiGL is a start-up company looking to change the way we power or recharge mobile devices. Eliminating wires and focusing on touchless Wireless Power Transfer (tWPT) to recharge devices like Beats headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Imagine never having to worry about dead batteries ever again. As seen in the past, investments from the Hip Hop culture can help skyrocket a product and shake up an industry. WiGL is looking to do just that.
Start-ups are easy to invest in, don’t take much money, and can change lives. At the end of the day, start-ups can also be sold just like Beats for a large profit. Making early investors very happy people.
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