In a constantly evolving online world, where challenges and opportunities intertwine on the web, the story of Iván González Barrasa, also known as Barrasa, stands out as an inspiring example of vision and perseverance from an early age.
At the age of 13, in the second grade of Secondary Education in Spain, Iván ventured into the world of programming. What began as a hobby soon turned into a business that would mark the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey.
His curiosity about technology and computing led him to explore the digital landscape on his own. In a world where codes and lines of programming intertwine to create endless possibilities.
His first steps as an Entrepreneur
His initial venture into entrepreneurship came with an online gaming server. Barrasa focused on providing an exceptional gaming experience, and his dedication quickly attracted a large number of online players. This experience marked the starting point in his life as a programmer.
At the age of 16, just two years after his initial success, alongside his gaming partner, Javier Loureiro, he brought Nexbi to life, a gaming and social networking platform. This initiative emerged as a solution to a problem that Ivan Barrasa and Javier had personally experienced: the challenge of finding gaming partners of the same nationality or age in popular games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and more.
Nexbi not only managed to address a need within the online gaming community but also became an instant success. With over 1 million users on its platform, they showcased their ability to identify the problem and the skill to develop the application and manage the project with their entire team in the competitive world of technology. What’s even more remarkable is that 90% of the application operates with artificial intelligence.
Thanks to Nexbi, the team led by Barrasa has secured over €100,000 in rounds of investment from business angels, enabling the exponential growth of the platform, the addition of new features, and the management of professional tournaments with cash prizes and electronic products, sponsored by industry-leading technology companies.
At just 20 years of age, Barrasa continues to explore new business opportunities. Despite his young age, he views it as a significant advantage, allowing him to take risks and learn from experiences more swiftly. To him, taking risks is an opportunity for growth and learning.
His journey from his early days in the world of gaming to the creation and success of Nexbi is an inspiration for those seeking to venture into the digital realm. It reflects that age is not a barrier to success and that young minds with vision and passion can achieve the goals they set for themselves.