“He offered me $1m and I was much more interested in that than being sued again” – Kieran O’Neill, Co-Founder and CEO of Thread
It’s not often you meet real life prodigies but Kieran O’Neill might just be one. By the time he was 19 he’d been sued by Disney and his company had been bought by Carl Page, the brother of Google Co-Founder Larry Page. And then he dropped out of university to start another successful business, because, why not?
“At that point I discovered what I want to do for the rest of my life – build things. And I began building a tool that would track which of my housemates was best at a particular game.”
Today Kieran is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thread.com, a place where you can get clothes that actually suit and fit you – a reaction to the typical online shopping experience which often results in loads of returns. Plus, plenty of people don’t back their own style – including Kieran.
“I keep a text file with various ideas in. And at this point had about 10 that were on not a shortlist, but a medium shortlist. Nine of them were for other people, problems they had but problems I didn’t have personally. The problem I had myself was that I wanted to dress well and have good clothes, but found shopping to be really frustrating.”
Find out how he took this personal problem and turned it into high growth business.