We started Shooting Unicorns in 2017 as a playground for learning and shipping seemingly useless ideas with an open mind that it could become something more. Our vision is to build up a portfolio of niche products and services that could generate us passive income and/or eventuate into a startup 🦄
We were both iOS developers consulting for enterprise clients when we met and quickly discovered our passion and ambition for what could be achieved with technology. Our first naive attempt together was applying for the Qantas Accelerator Program with just an idea, but as a result started our Shooting Unicorns journey.
The biggest problem we were trying to solve was figuring out what we wanted to solve. Our lack of life and industry experience meant that the best of our ideas were literally first world problems. We ended up using hackathons as an outlet for exploring and in the process made $9,384.02 (about $782 per month) while rapidly testing out ideas across different industries.
We came across a trading promotion in Australia and it reminded us of how it was always something that we wanted to learn (there's even an illustrated book on getting started in stock analysis sitting in our Dropbox since 2017 😋). The main reasons why it never happened was because learning how to trade is painfully boring and having a full-time job made it restricting.
90% of traders lose money so we built Porysays with the vision to help people learn how to trade without burning their wallets. Users can write trading strategies using technical indicators, backtest their strategies using historical data to optimise performances and automate the process using paper trading.