Employee #1

Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untold stories of early employees at tech companies.


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.

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.…

Employee #1: Amazon

A conversation with Shel Kaphan, Amazon’s first employee.

Employee #1: Tumblr

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

Employee #1: Apple

A conversation with Bill Fernandez, Apple’s first employee.

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