What It’s Like To Be A College Kid With A Profitable Side Business That Pulls In 6 Figures

[ 0 ] July 30, 2013 |

Dan Shipper, 22, is going into his final semester at University of Pennsylvania. Despite Shipper splitting time between class and "real" work, Firefly is profitable.

Firefly is a 2-person startup (three if you count the intern) that has only been around for 10 months. It enables customer service reps to share their screens with customers without requiring them to download any software. Its 6,000 customers either pay $25-99 per customer service rep or a fixed monthly rate if it’s a large organization. Today Firefly announced a partnership with chat company Olark that accounts for 5,000 of its 6,000 clients.

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