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Sam Thapaliya, the Nepalese Elon Musk

Somehow, the world’s greatest visionaries are all immigrants to the United States. Elon Musk is the prime example, but he may be getting a run for his money. Sambhav Thapaliya is a Nepalese innovator who, at the ripe young age of 24, has founded two majorly successful startup companies. One is shockingly similar to Paypal, one of Musk’s most famous and widely used investments. 

Thapaliya moved to Northern California and went to Menlo University in 2017, where his first company, ASMI, was solidified from an idea he had when he was growing up in Nepal. The company ended up winning the Menlo College 2020 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award. 

He ended up receiving funding from one of his former classmates at Menlo over a lunch where he was actually trying to convince the classmate to become an advisor. Instead, he received a check and reassurance that his company was worthwhile. 

The similarity to Elon Musk cannot be denied. His second company, Zebec, is a program that allows employees to receive their checks directly without a middleman utilizing cryptocurrency. It seems that Zebec is taking PayPal and upgrading it to the next level, with an Elon Musk-esque technique. 

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