DigitalOcean has a very common story in the startup world. They had to overcome some pretty big odds to become what they are today.
Back in 2012, the company started in Brooklyn, NY and they were just a small hosting provider. However, they are about to become the second-largest hosting providers in the world.
The company focuses their hosting options on simplicity and they provide excellent customer service. When they originally looked for Venture Capital, they struggled. The reaction from the venture community wasn’t what it is today. However, they found investors and here we are, just a few years later.