‘I was embarrassed to tell friends about my business’

By Elisabeth Mahy
BBC Radio 5 Live

Publishedduration44 minutes agoimage captionAdnan says he felt "a bit embarrassed" about his online business

"I've always been fascinated by the internet for as long as I can remember.

"I spent my teens online, building communities and businesses, growing up in suburban Surrey."

At 30, Adnan Ebrahim is now a seasoned tech entrepreneur.

He founded the website Car Throttle, an online community for car enthusiasts, from his bedroom as a student having demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit from a young age.

Speaking on A Million by 30 with Sean Farrington on BBC Radio 5 Live, he says the first time he saw the financial potential of the internet "was after I started flogging these popular wristbands back in 2005-6 to my mates at school".