They could have done what they wanted. When they were 12 and 14 years old, the brothers moved to Virginia and went to high school together. They built and sold custom PCs after hacking into their XBOX to make it do their bidding. The Varanasis excelled in many classes at George Mason University. They were set for a bright future in a field such ascryptocurrencies or food delivery.

The teenagers focused on improving office internet and wi-fi networks. They started a company while in college and had 50 employees and 100 customers by the time they graduated. The experience convinced them that a redesign of networking equipment and the software that runs it was needed.