Marina Mogilko is an entrepreneur and founder of linguatrip.com, a booking site for language courses and language home-stays all over the world. LinguaTrip helps people travel the world and learn languges from native speakers. Marina herself speaks 4 languages, which she learned during “linguatrips”.
Marina founded her first company in 2011 at the young age of 21, while still studying in Russia. In one of her videos she even explains how she in the beginning had to run out of class to take business calls, trying to sound mature and professional.
Although accepted into several major U.S. universities to do an MBA, she instead decided to move to Silicon Valley and chose 500 Startups, a venture capital firm backing promising startups, to grow her business. By 2014, she had grown her initial $300 to revenues reaching $1.5M+, and by 2018 she manages 65+ people internationally.
Marina started her first youtube channel in 2015. Today, she is running no less than three youtube channels, with more than a million followers:
- linguamarina, and English teaching side,
- Marina Mogilko, her Russian channel; and
- Silicon Valley Girl, my personal favourite
On Silicon Valley Girl, Marina discusses the insides to being a young, female entrepreneur. Her enthusiasm and continuous drive is very inspirational and affirmative to watch, especially considering the competitive and male-dominated start-up environment in Silicon Valley.
Click on the links in the text above, if you are interested in learning more about Marina Mogilko or LinguaTrip.