Matthew Dawson

Matthew Dawson

Entrepreneur started his business — mydigitaldiscount.com — in the late ‘90s while in college. It’s still going strong By Lou Sorendo ‘It’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Last year was expected to be one of the best years we would ever have in our history, and we were targeting $10 million in sales. But COVID-19 hit, and the year went downhill’ Q.: What motivated you to launch MyDigitalDiscount.com Inc. in 2001? A.: I got started in college in the late ‘90s when I wanted to make some extra money for beer and stuff like that. Using the Swap Sheet, I would go around back in the day and buy lots of goods, mostly gaming systems. I would purchase 30 to 40 different games and then sell them individually on eBay. Q.: Were you making money? A.: I was making pretty decent money with that, but I was in college and it was a part-time fun thing. However, I got upset at how long it took for images I was taking to save onto memory, so I decided I was going to figure out why it was so slow. What I ended up finding out was the flash memory controllers back

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