Multi-Million-User Social Network Founder Bootstraps New Startup in Chile

Projects & Participants

What if the guy sitting next to you in your office was the founder of Twitter’s main rival and one of Asia’s most popular social networks? You, the bootstrapping entrepreneur, would probably think “that’s awesome!”

That same situation has reoccurred time and time again here in the Start-Up Chile Headquarters as people slowly find out that one of their peers, an entrepreneur just like them, is a giant in the social networking sphere. Amir Salihefendic, indeed, is the founder of Plurk, a microblogging site like Twitter that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links. Not to mention, Plurk is the 27th most popular site in Taiwan the 1297th most popular site in the world.

Amir has now arrived to Chile as part of Start-Up Chile to develop his new startup, Wedoist– a project management solution that uses a streamlined approach to help groups assign and follow up on tasks within collaborative projects. The company already manages millions of tasks and projects for hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies like Citi, IBM, HP, Bank of America, Gillette, and more.

A soccer fan to the core, Amir shares in this video 10 things about him, his startups, and his life as a successful entrepreneur that he wants you all to know: