Two young Kiwi businessmen are revelling in the "surreal" honour of being named among the world's "brashest entrepreneurs".
Jake Millar and Yuuki Ogino, both 23, have made the list for Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" in education for Unfiltered – a global web platform that has provided more than 400 interviews with top business founders, chief executives and innovators since November 2015.
The pair met in their year 11 maths class at Christchurch Boys' High School. "It was alphabetical, based on our surnames we were seated next to each other. Our paths probably wouldn't have crossed if that hadn't happened," Millar said. At age 19, he pulled Ogino in as a "contractor" for his first business – a motivational app called Oompher. The pair sold the platform to Careers New Zealand for an undisclosed six-figure sum in 2015, travelling to the US to create Unfiltered six months later.
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