2 – GoPro
Nick Woodman started the company with $35,000 in cash borrowed from his mother. The idea of GoPro came to him while watching other surfers struggle with their cameras on his trip in Australia. He bootstrapped the company until much later when the company was already successful, raking in millions worth of income, that he decided to finally take in investment money. GoPro went public with a valuation of almost $3 Billion.