Carl Pei is a Swedish entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer OnePlus. On 29 October 2020, he founded Nothing, a London-based technology company.A few months after his birth, his family moved to the U.S. from China. His family spent a few years in U.S. and then relocated to Stockholm, Sweden, where Carl Pei grew up. Carl Peis childhood picture.Although Carl Pei was good in subjects like Science and Philosophy, he managed to get average grades in school due to a lack of attention to his studies. During a media conversation, he revealed that due to his interest in computers, it was hard for him to focus in school. He further revealed that he used to spend minimal time in school and invested all his time on the computer once he was back home from school.At the age of 20, he began his career with the telecommunications and technology venture Nokia and worked there for around three months.In 2011, Pei dropped out of his course to venture into the Chinese smartphone industry.Soon, he made a fan website for Meizu, a Chinese consumer electronics company. The Hong Kong branch of the company came across the website in 2011 and offered Carl Pei to work with the marketing team of Meizu. Carl Pei working on his laptop while sitting in a Mcdonalds outlet.In November 2011, Pei joined Oppo as an international markets manager. At Oppo, Carl Pei worked under Pete Lau (Chinese Entrepreneur).In 2013, Pei joined hands with his colleague Pete Lau to establish OnePlus in Shenzhen, Guangdong. He was 24 years old at that time. Pei handled the design and marketing part of OnePlus and was positioned as the Global Director of the company. In April 2014, OnePlus launched its first smartphone OnePlus One, which earned a revenue of around $300 million; the company sold around a million units of the phone in its first year. The second device of the company OnePlus 2 was launched by the company through a virtual reality video on YouTube. The video amassed more than 3 lakh views until October 2020. Subsequently, OnePlus launched one of its fastest-selling smartphones OnePlus 5. Carl Pei taking a selfie with OnePlus first star Amitabh Bachchan.Pei left OnePlus in 2020 to start his new firm. Carl Pei during TV4s morning news show.Shortly after Nothing released its smartphone Phone 1, #DearNothing started trending on Twitter in India. The Indian twitter users did not use the hashtag to support the phones sale or to promote its specifications, but to express their displeasure towards the brand. Apparently, South Indian people got enraged after a popular YouTube channel named Prasadtechintelugu uploaded a fake Phone 1 unboxing video in which the creator was seen unboxing the newly launched Nothing Phone 1 box. As he opens the box, it appears to be empty with a letter inside it that read, Hi Prasad, this device is not for South Indian people. Thank you. Snips taken from the fake unboxing video of Nothings Phone 1 The letter was written in the same dotted font as the one used by Nothing in its promotional material. The video was a prank video made by the creator of the channel and was made as a protest against Nothing for not providing Nothing phone (1) promotional units to regional content creators in India. However, the people took it to be an official communication from Nothing and started criticising the company and its founder Carl Pei for their act. The Chhattisgarh One of the tweets read, #DearNothingEven we are part of India! A tweet by Satish Sekhar for Nothing.