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Startups Open Sourced

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Over the past few months, I’ve been working on what I consider to be a great collection of interviews with founders of some of the most exciting startups. These interviews are more candid than anything I’ve read anywhere else.

In Startups Open Sourced, I interview 33 startups. Of these 33 startups, 20 of them are funded by Y Combinator, so this is approximately 10% of all t
Published 2011
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Leo Polovets
A great collection of interviews with young startup founders. Most of the interview subjects are still in their 20s, and yet they’ve already managed to start well-known companies like foursquare, Airbnb, and Grooveshark. What I liked about the book was that the interviewer asks very similar questions during each interview, and yet the answers to those questions are very different. Some founders finished college and worked at a big company for a few years, others dropped out of college because th ...more
Alexey Sidorenko
First few interviews (with the creators of really successful startups) are revealing and interesting but the rest are not so insightful. Anyway, an interesting professional read.
Feb 12, 2014 Anand added it
Lot of insights into Founders' mind, struggles, success, failure and all this together - being entrepreneur!
Jaret Manuel
If you dig startups, dig this compilation of stellar interviews.
Eric Schapp
Starts off strong; probably could have cut 5 or 6 of the interviews.
Joshua Ng
Must read for all to-be-entrepreneurs!
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