Google once rejected this founder for a job — but then went on to acquire his first startup and partner with his 2nd

Pointy foundersPointy

» Top New Releases in Books


  • Irish entrepreneur Mark Cummins is the founder of Pointy, a startup that helps bricks-and-mortar retailers show what they have in stock online.
  • Cummins is a serial entrepreneur and sold his first startup, visual search app Plink, to Google in 2010.
  • Ironically, he was rejected for a job at Google years earlier as a graduate from Oxford University.
  • Pointy has announced a major partnership with Google and has won investment from the founder of Google Maps.
  • The startup says it has signed up thousands of US retailers.

LISBON — As an engineering and computer science graduate from the University of Oxford, Mark Cummins fancied his chances of landing a job at Google.

Oxford is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and ranks highly on global league tables for computer science. Cummins had graduated top of his year from Balliol College and, as he put it, “thought I had a pretty good CV.”

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: A running coach explains how to get through the NYC marathon this weekend

See Also:

Post Author: martin

Avatar
Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BriefNews.eu and PCHealthBoost.info Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.