It's a beautiful day in his neighborhood, and Ben Chestnut is thinking about pain. Late-afternoon sun is shining on Atlanta's BeltLine, an abandoned train track converted into a green pedestrian path.
The first time Josh Silverman addressed the staff of Etsy as their newly installed chief executive, he tried to connect with a work force known for its diversity, idealism and sincerity. “Hello,” he said.
• Framebridge is a hot Washington, D.C. custom framing internet startup that has landed deals with Target and Crate & Barrel.• Founder Susan Tynan's career has been a wild ride that includes a stint the
Small to mid-size companies combine to account for a staggering GDP shortfall of $2 trillion, resulting from untapped and underutilized business potential. Looking to help companies crack into this massive
How these Founders Pivoted from a Failing Startup at the Last Minute and Created a Million-Dollar Business
"Make better decisions with feedback from real people." This mission lies at the core of User Interviews, a startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts that gives consumers a platform to voice their opinions new
You couldn’t blame AppDynamics co-founder Jyoti Bansal if he took some time off after selling his company to Cisco for a cool $3.7 billion in January. But Bansal is an entrepreneur and he didn’t stop enjoy
Lyft's cofounder didn't take a salary for 3 years and slept on a couch in an 'apartfice' before his company was worth $11
• Ride-hailing service Lyft is now worth $11 billion.• But in the early days of Lyft — then called Zimride — the cofounders didn't take a salary and shared an apartment/office.• They turned the startup
Jens Nylander’s career has followed an unusual progression from MP3 players to plumbing trucks. As a college student in his native Sweden, Nylander had launched one of Europe’s first challengers to Apple’s
While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their
• DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup based in New York, competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by focusing on smaller developers and startups.• The company exclusively reveals BI
Keep your customers and employees happy, partner with investors who can help you grow, and invest their money in profitable growth vectors. That's how this $4.2 billion founder is propelling his latest
How The Founders Of Postmates, SeatGeek And Other Next Billion-Dollar Startups Designed Their Company Cultures
From raising capital to building an incredible team, the life of a founder is jampacked, especially if their startup is “a unicorn-to-be.” These startup CEOs must prioritize urgent and deadline-driven
The incredible life of Mike Birch, the Brit who sold Bebo for $850 million before buying it back for $1 million
Three years after it was founded, in March 2008, the British entrepreneur sold Bebo to US tech giant AOL for $850 million (£650 million), instantly making him one of the richest tech entrepreneurs in UK.
The rapid rise of banking app Monzo: 'Zuckerberg would turn up and talk about everything that went wrong'
There’s a scene in the 2010 film about the early days of Facebook The Social Network in which successful start-up founder Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake, offers a young Mark Zuckerberg and his
5 years ago, 2 roommates launched TheSkimm, a newsletter now read by 5 million people and former presidents — here's how
TheSkimm launched five years ago, on July 21 2012. Business Insider wrote the first article on the company ever. We sat down with founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg a few months ago to catch up
The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup
It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession. But after 75 investor pitches,
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How One App Built a Community of 24 Million Wine Drinkers (and Raised $37 Million in Venture Capital)
Seven years ago, Heini Zachariassen wanted to create an online wine community that would simplify the wine selection process. At the time, the complexity of choosing a new wine was overwhelming for the
Inside the life of Mike Lynch, who sold his search startup to HP for $11 billion and was charged with fraud
That reputation is at risk after Lynch was charged in the US with fraud and conspiracy over the HP deal. The central accusation is that Autonomy's execs inflated its revenues by $700 million (£552 million)