On one latest event, Mr. Saleh requested Mr. Rametra to hitch him for a recreation of tennis, however Mr. Rametra mentioned he didn’t have a racket, he recalled.
“He was like, ‘I already got you one, let’s go,’” Mr. Rametra mentioned, crying. “I never got to play with him.”
Mr. Rametra, 31, additionally lauded Mr. Saleh’s enterprise acumen, saying that his buddy was a visionary who was all the time seeking to his subsequent thought.
“He was a machine, dude, he never stopped,” Mr. Rametra mentioned. “He was always trying to make money.”
Mr. Saleh grew up close to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in response to public information. As a teen, he discovered to code and started to develop web sites, his associates mentioned. He graduated from Bentley University, a small school in Waltham, Mass., in 2009 with a level in laptop data techniques, in response to his LinkedIn profile.
On social media, in interviews and weblog posts, Mr. Saleh depicted himself as an entrepreneur pushed by ardour.
“Entrepreneurs are the ones that really change countries, that really change cities,” Mr. Saleh mentioned in a YouTube video in February. “They’re the ones that bring the vision.”
After school, Mr. Saleh turned his love for sensible jokes right into a prank-calling app named PrankDial, which allowed customers to purchase prerecorded calls to ship to associates.