The age barrier for starting businesses online keeps getting lower and as you might have seen from our profiles on young entrepreneurs it doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon which is a good thing. Josh Buckley is another young entrepreneur that started his entrepreneurial exploits at such an early age.
At 11, Josh was restlessly interested in websites especially when it came to virtual communities, he started learning how to code websites coupled with a few PHP freelancing jobs he started bringing in a few bucks online. He later went on to sell his first ever .com website for $200 on sitepoint. In November of that year, he sold his next website for $1,000.
He said, he decided to do all the programming and design work at the beginning to keep the overheads low.
But it wasn’t until he was 14 that he started seeing a major rise in his online income, earning on average 4 figures each month.
Finally, His big break came when he sold his company (Menewsha), a “PG-13” avatar community for a high six figure sum. All of this happened while he was still in school and only 15.
Menewsha, as he said happened while he was working on another site.
He dint let that slow him down; In March this year, Josh became Y-Combinator’s youngest founder when he launched MinoMonsters at 18.
MinoMonsters is a social game in which players collect and battle pet monsters. The social game allows you to adopt and name various pet monsters, after which you can embark on quests across the game’s virtual world, battling your friends’ monsters to earn pieces of gold. You can then use this currency to buy different items, like potion to improve your health.
The company have already raised money from Y Combinator, Yuri Milner and SV Angel’s Start Fund.
Josh currently resides in San Francisco where he manages his latest startup, MinoMonsters.