As an entrepreneur that is passionate about growing your business, you can learn a lot by following thought leaders that have successfully built their companies from the ground up. Considering this, we would be remit if we didn’t tell you about Alex Mehr and his inspirational success story.
Alex Mehr came to the United States back in the 1990s to study at the University of Maryland and participate in an entrepreneurship workshop along with his friend, Shayan Zadeh. During this time, he received his masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and went on to work for Microsoft and NASA. However, being an entrepreneur at heart, he co-founded Zoosk in 2007, which is an online dating service that quickly morphed into one of the most popular apps on Facebook. Today Zoosk has more than 40 million subscribers worldwide in more than 70 countries and is available to users in 25 languages.
Mehr will be the first to tell you that starting Zoosk was no easy task and required him to overcome a lot of challenges with immigration laws. His dream of starting a business in America with co-founder Shayan Zadeh almost didn’t happen due to the immigration aspects, which is why he’s an advocate for improving immigration laws to make it easier for entrepreneurs to stay in the United States and start companies. He stepped down from his day-to-day responsibilities at Zoosk in 2014, but the company continues to be a success with more than $50 million in revenue.
Mehr’s latest venture is Mentorbox. This is a monthly subscription service that delivers a box packed with two curated books, helpful materials, and knowledge. Each month’s Mentorbox includes two curated books (related to health, wealth, love, and/or happiness), two cheat sheets that summarize the books, two study guides that transform reading into action, and much more. The boxes are curated to include lessons to help subscribers retain the concepts of each box just by investing ten minutes of study time each day. The appeal of Mentorbox is that busy professionals don’t need to spend the time looking for the right books or educational materials that will provide the most value because the service takes care of this. Personal growth and development are a necessity for all business owners and what better way than to learn from others. In summary, Alex Mehr is an entrepreneur to watch, regardless of which industry you’re in. He has an incredible success story to tell, and his latest venture with Mentorbox gives aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to follow his path.