In 1977, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak approached Mike Markkula. They needed funding to manufacture the Apple II computer they had developed. At the time, Markkula was wise enough to invest $250,000 in the small company and become a one-third owner of Apple. Had Markkula held on to his 33% stake, he would be worth more than $185 billion today based on the iPhone maker’s current market value.
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Over the past few years, a number of tech startups have started offering small investors a chance to invest in the most disruptive and innovative companies. These startups are transforming into billion dollar enterprises at lightning speed. Virtual reality company Oculus Rift is a fine example. It was founded just two years ago, and recently got acquired by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) for a whopping $2 billion.
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