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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
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Leo Polovets
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Eric Schapp
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Starts off strong; probably could have cut 5 or 6 of the interviews.
Anand
Feb 07, 2014 added it
Lot of insights into Founders' mind, struggles, success, failure and all this together - being entrepreneur!
Peter
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Book could have been half the length.
Jaret Manuel
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: startup
If you dig startups, dig this compilation of stellar interviews.
Alexey
Oct 28, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Joshua Ng
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Must read for all to-be-entrepreneurs!
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