Our founder started Nail IB in 2017 out of USYD's prestigious Fisher Library; now we help over 200,000 IB Students every month!
We always thought, IB could be a tad bit easier...
In the dazzling lights of Sydney, Australia, a remarkable journey began.
It was 2014 when our founder, a young man stressed by the demands of the International Baccalaureate (IB) lifestyle, jokingly mentioned creating a website to help students with everything they would ever need to do well in the IB curriculum.
Little did he know this seed of an idea would take root and grow into something astonishing.
Fast forward to July 2016. Our founder, now an IB graduate, found himself in Sydney pursuing a degree in software engineering.
Although Nail IB was not part of his plans at that time, he was determined to develop incredible software products that would impact the lives of millions of people around the world.
During his first year in Sydney, our founder worked at McDonald's and Sumo Salad while studying software engineering and learning to code production-level websites that could stand against some of the best fortune 500 companies.
He spent his free time offering to create websites for local restaurants, honing his skills, and saving every dollar he could.
By April 2017, he had saved A$20,000 and decided to outsource the development of his website to professionals. Unfortunately, misfortune struck when the developers ran away with his money, leaving him empty-handed and frustrated. But this setback only fueled his determination to master everything there is to know about software engineering.
Over the next few months, our founder devoted his life to learning, attending university during the day, and networking at evening business events.
He read countless books, mastered the art of pitching, and began securing software clients, and our parent company Turnix was born.
No longer working at McDonald's or Sumo Salad, he could now fund his university tuition.
In September 2017, with a newfound confidence and skill set, our founder finally began work on his dream project, Nail IB. After developing a high-fidelity prototype, he went on a 72-hour coding sprint and launched version 1 of Nail IB with a mere $400 personal investment.
Despite initial setbacks and a lack of sales, our founder refused to give up on his dream.
He invested 99% of his income into Nail IB, iterating through versions 2 and 3, losing over $200,000.
But his dedication and determination never wavered, even as he balanced his software engineering degree at the University of Sydney and sacrificed countless nights to ease the lives of IB students.
By September 2020, Nail IB faced more challenges in the Covid-19 era.
After investing over $1,000,000 into the platform, growth stagnated, and our founder's personal savings dwindled.
The future seemed uncertain. But as fate would have it, a partnership with renowned educators to create video content reinvigorated the platform.
Things started to change when Nail IB began offering video tutorials as part of their subscription.
By the end of 2021, over 1,700 videos had been uploaded to the platform, and Nail IB was finally receiving the recognition and appreciation it deserved.
This post is part of Version 4 of Nail IB; as I write this post, our founder has invested over 2,500,000 million dollars in developing the website you are reading this on.
Although Nail IB is yet to be a profit-making business, our founder perseveres and continues to invest as much of his own money as possible to ease the lives of IB students and hire the best possible talent on this planet to create the best content possible.
Nail IB has been in operation for over five years, and we are proud that we have never had to seek venture capital or external funding.
This unwavering commitment to the mission demonstrates the passion and dedication behind the platform, as our founder remains focused on making a positive impact on the lives of countless students worldwide.
We are firm on our aim to provide and develop the best content/software possible to ease students' lives worldwide.
In one of our recent board meetings, our founder also clearly stated that he looks forward to a day when he will make Nail IB a free-to-use resource. Although it is a long-term goal and we plan to achieve it in the near future. You can help us achieve it much faster by subscribing to our services and supporting our mission to create the best quality IB content. Every dollar that comes from Nail IB is invested back into Nail IB.
Turnix, the parent company of Nail IB, has never withdrawn funds from Nail IB. Moreover, our founder continues to invest 99% of Turnix's profits in improving the lives of students worldwide.
We will be glad if you can reach out to us with ideas, feedback, and testimonials and refer Nail IB to your friends, as this will help us exponentially grow and reach our long-term goals.
They hate us because they ain't us!
The BURNING DESIRE to help IB students kept us going!