Dr Irfan Khairi
Irfan Khairi graduated with a B.A. Hons in Multimedia Design from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.Soon after, Irfan was offered to work with one of the largest IT companies in Birmingham, Netmedia (UK) Ltd as a multimedia system developer and a multimedia consultant, Irfan was responsible to create an Internet learning system for the schools in United Kingdom called the Learning Grid. Currently there are more than 5,000 schools across the United Kingdom using the Learning Grid system.
However, with the background and knowledge as well as his passion in Internet and business, he decided to start a part-time Internet business back in 1999. He then decided to pursue his Internet business full time after a full year of operation as he was getting more income from the Internet than his 9-5 job.
Since then, Irfan has been working full time from home using his laptop through the Internet. Within 3 years of operation, one of his Internet businesses generated RM1,000,000 net profit – without workers and state-of-the-art computers. And his start-up costs was only RM500. He was only 25 then!
Irfan’s Internet business, under the name of Idea Bubble, has served more than 3,000 customers around the globe. Most of them are from USA, UK, European countries to the Middle East, Japan and Australia! Among his winning ideas were creating E-books, developing graphics and websites, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) service, selling maps, online hotel bookings, Multimedia, E-commerce and Learning Consultancy.