Content By: Angels & Entrepreneurs Network
My name is Daymond John, and if you've seen me on television, then you know why I'm called “The People's Shark.”
I grew up in Queens, New York, where I launched my startup in my mother's basement with $40.
I worked 80 hours a week, seven days a week. Every time I failed, I got up, dusted myself off, and kept moving forward. Nothing was handed to me, and nothing could stop me either.
I grew my startup into a $6 billion fashion empire. But I couldn't have done it without my first angel investor (my mother).
Now, it's time to pay it forward.
I'm launching a mission to discover our next generation of American visionaries before the world knows them by one name – like “Bezos, Jobs, or Gates.”
Let's back a new class of innovators at the beginning of their stories, and maybe you'll become a part of history.
From Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell to the Wright Brothers… all the way to modern times, our greatest visionaries have always relied on their “unsung heroes” – their angel investors – to help them fulfill their destinies.
Right now, brilliant entrepreneurs are building startups in dorm rooms, garages, laboratories, and factories across our country.
I've called in every favor to enlist some of the earliest angels in Airbnb, 23andMe, Coinbase, DraftKings, Palantir, and Spotify. We're all teaming up.
The reward for joining us could be generational wealth.
For instance, in 2004, Tesla – the startup – was worth just $7.29 million.
Last November, Tesla – the stock – was worth $1.23 trillion.
That's exponential growth of 16,940,915% since Elon Musk's first angels got the chance to bet on him.
Just as important, Tesla provides over 70,000 people with jobs.
And I believe history is about to repeat itself. We've already identified two startups that will launch our mission.
Are you in?