Founder & CEO, Kobe Digital
Arya Bina is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business, Cheap Travel Hunter, at age 16. Less than four years later, Cheap Travel Hunter was one of the largest sites in its category and Bina had been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful People in Tech” by Business Insider. After graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Arizona with degrees in Entrepreneurship and Finance, Bina went on to create Kobe Digital, a digital advertising agency that leverages his past business experience to specialize in millennial-targeted internet marketing. As CEO, Bina successfully completed multiple rounds of seed funding and has grown the business into a full-service marketing operation that offers innovative digital advertising solutions for businesses interested in expanding their reach to cater to the growing millennial demographic.
I am a Persian-American Los Angeles based Entrepreneur with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona. As a lifelong entrepreneur starting businesses and scaling them has always been a passion of mine. The way I do it is by building teams and empowering people to people to reach their dreams and be the best they can be at their careers.
My Daily Thoughts:
Goal of the Day: Learn something new, and teach something new to someone.
Thought of the Day: How can I be better than I was yesterday?
Action of the Day: Create something everlasting
Deed of the Day: Give back to someone, remember you are blessed.
Tip of the Day: If you wish to not be forgotten write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Diversity. You can go surf, hike, and grab a coffee on Rodeo Dr. all in the same day!
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Boneless chicken kabob @ Shiraz Restaurant
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – checking emails and reviewing calendar
10:00 AM – In meetings or on calls
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? ——Desk Lunch or Lunch Meeting
7:00 PM – Wrapping up at the office (hopefully)
11:00 PM – Reviewing my day, planning the next day, and heading to bed!
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Don’t touch coffee it’s bad for you
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Uber… I have to be biased here, @aryabina 😉
What should everyone try at least once?
Do something that scares you to your core, something that could be catastrophic if you fail at it. Take risks, and prove to yourself that you can and will rise to the occasion.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
We are never truly lost, we are all only finding our way in the exact place and time we are supposed to be.
My Native AdVice:
Career advice to those in your industry?
Don’t be scared. Go big.
Any emerging industry trends?
Keep an eye out for how people are behaving, certain things will not exist in the future. For example, do you really think car ownership will be a thing 20 years from now with things like Uber?
Ideal experience for a customer/client?
They should feel like you give a shit. Bottom line, that’s where most people fail, they don’t.
How do you motivate others?
Motivate them through listening to what it is they want to do and investing with them to achieve their goals. Only then will they do the same for you.
My Native AdVantage:
What are my aspirations?
To impact the lives of many, both in my personal life and business. That is always the goal, make a big splash, create a lasting effect through the waves you make.