The startup world has been rocked by a series of entrepreneurs that have left big companies to make their own way. When entrepreneurs from one giant company end up dominating other fields, they’re referred to as mafias. The most famous of which, the PayPal Mafia, has dominated Silicon Valley for more than a decade.
The Skype Mafia is still in it’s infancy, but already massive. Companies ranging from ecommerce to robotics to fintech all share a common thread through Skype.
...The Skype Mafia has more variety in its members. With the exception of Elon Musk’s private space program and Tesla, almost all of the PayPal companies live on the internet. This is stark contrast with some bricks and mortar companies in the Skype Mafia like Chilango, a Mexican restaurant with several locations in London founded by former Skype foodies, or Piacha, a tea store that exists in the real world and online.
11th May 2016
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