The biggest winner of the election was a tiny company called ‘hazing’ that got its name from a little black dot on the map of the United States.
As of Wednesday, ‘haze’ was worth $1.4bn and it’s been trading on the London Stock Exchange for years.
But on Election Day, it didn’t do much.
“Hazing” was founded in 2014 by a young entrepreneur named Tim Zuckerman, who had grown up in Chicago, the same city where the company was founded.
“I grew up in a very small city and it was a big challenge to get a company to grow to the scale that it is today,” Zuckergs wife, Amanda, told Business Insider.
“You have to do it the old fashioned way, you have to get the product to market first.”
It’s a common story in tech: startups are starting out in an unknown, often unknown market.
In the case of hazing, it’s also an unlikely story, one that’s been told countless times in the media, but which has never been true.
In 2012, the internet was still relatively young, and startups weren’t yet able to get on the radar screen.
But that year, Hazing was still just a small company with two founders and two employees.
The founders didn’t even have an internet connection.
“The first thing you do is get a domain name,” Zucks told Business Week.
“It’s a really hard thing to do.
It’s really easy to get someone to give you a domain, but it’s not the same thing as actually getting the domain and having a company that’s going to take the money.”
Hazing’s founders wanted to start a website, and they had a few ideas on how to do that.
But as Zuckers wife said, “it wasn’t like a real product.”
The founders wanted a website that could host a website.
That’s what Hazing did.
Hazing became the first startup to host its own domain name, and it soon grew to become one of the largest and most influential web hosting companies in the world.
“They made a great product and they built a great company, and the internet did not need a website,” Amanda Zucker said.
“That’s just the way it was.”
Hazes’ success didn’t come easy.
The company wasn’t born out of the heart and soul of its founders, Zuckerts wife said.
They had a lot of ambition, but that was just their natural instinct.
“We wanted to make a business that people could get paid for,” Zucker told BusinessWeek.
“And the reason we wanted to do this was because it’s the internet.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or not, you need people to have money to be able to live.
And if you can make people pay for something that they can get paid to use, then it will help people get on their feet and make a difference in the lives of people around the world.”
The internet has become so popular in the last two decades that a lot people think they know how to build an internet company, Zucker said.
The only real problem with that is that it’s hard to make people do it.
“If you want to be an internet entrepreneur, you’re going to have to have a big business, because that’s how you get to scale, and that’s the way you make money.”
In 2014, the company went public.
It went public because Zuckbergs parents were very excited about it.
They wanted their son to have an opportunity to grow up in the right place at the right time.
That opportunity came in 2015, when Hazing announced that it had raised $2bn.
“At that point, I felt like I was doing something very special,” Zinkerman said.
After spending a year and a half researching the internet and making sure everything was right, the founders decided to take it public.
The first order of business was to acquire a new domain name.
It didn’t take long for Hazing to do just that.
In March 2016, it announced that the name was ‘hazertraining.com.’
The company was set to be a big success.
It was a success because of the power of domain name registration, because it allowed Hazing the ability to grow its brand and build a loyal following, and because of how easy it was to use.
But when the company’s name was released, it was quickly picked apart by critics.
Many were calling it racist, sexist, and xenophobic.
In a statement to Business Insider, Haze’s founders explained that the company had chosen the name “for the sole reason that it reflects the history of our country and people of color, who have been enslaved by the very same people who are now the owners of this company.”
But critics weren’t happy with the name choice.
Some called the name a slur and even suggested that Hazing had made a deal with