Tuesday Q&A with Tracy Young & Ralph Gootee of PlanGrid

During the batch we invite a speaker in for every Tuesday dinner. Tracy Young and Ralph Gootee of PlanGrid joined us during the W17 batch. PlanGrid builds beautiful, effective, productivity software for the $8 trillion per year construction industry.

Tuesday Q&A with Rob Rhinehart of Soylent

During the batch we invite a speaker in for every Tuesday dinner. Rob Rhinehart of Soylent joined us during the W17 batch. Discussed: The most impactful thing Rob’s done in terms of selling Soylent, advice for founders, and his book recommendations.


Employee #1: Kickstarter

A conversation with Cassie Marketos, Kickstarter’s first employee. Discussed: Meeting Yancey, Setting Kickstarter’s Tone Through Community Management, Choosing Projects to Feature, Learning How To Manage Up, Moving On, Book Recommendations.

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Employee #1: Warby Parker

A conversation with Mara Castro, Warby Parker’s first employee. Discussed: Working at a Nonprofit, Finding the Job Posting, Interviewing with the Founders, Starting Part-Time, Figuring Out Operations, Moving to New York, Going into Retail, Building the Brand, and Learning to Manage People.

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Ben Silbermann at Startup School

Ben Silbermann, Cofounder of Pinterest, at Startup School 2016.

Employee #1: Coinbase

A conversation with Olaf Carlson-Wee, Coinbase’s first employee.


Employee #1: Dropbox

A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox’s first employee. Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untold stories of early employees at tech companies.…

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