Michael Yavonditte

  • (Founder Stories) Hashable's Yavonditte: Being Lean Does Not Mean Staying Small

    (Founder Stories) Hashable's Yavonditte: Being Lean Does Not Mean Staying Small

    As Chris Dixon rounds out his interview with Hashable founder, Michael Yavonditte, SXSW serves as a springboard to discuss the power of thinking small, when thinking about launching. Yavonditte relates Hashable’s experience at SXSW and puts it in perspective. Speaking to the topic, Dixon says, “I have come to kind of believe in the lean startup thing, where you just kind of… Read More

  • Michael Yavonditte on Starting Hashable

    (Founder Stories) How Hashable Rose From The Ashes Of Tracked

    Before there was Hashable, there was Tracked, Michael Yavonditte’s attempt to build a better Yahoo Finance. It was little too complicated, and not social. “I felt like I was on the wrong side of history,” he tells Chris Dixon in this episode of Founder Stories. So Yavonditte (who had previously sold advertising startup Quigo to AOL for $360 million) started from scratch… Read More

  • Michael Yavonditte on Going Toe-to-Toe with Google

    (Founder Stories) Michael Yavonditte On Going Toe-To-Toe With Google (TCTV)

    In this episode of Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon, Hashable founder and CEO Michael Yavonditte delves into the conventional (lack of) wisdom, power plays and power players that helped shape paid search as we know it today. Yavonditte, who sold advertising startup Quigo to AOL for $360 million, started his career running business development at AltaVista. Back then, Yavonditte… Read More

  • Let Me #Intro You To Hashable (2,000 Invites)

    Let Me #Intro You To Hashable (2,000 Invites)

    Michael Yavonditte gets asked to make a lot of introductions between investors and entrepreneurs (especially since he sold Quigo to AOL for $340 million in 2007). Last July, he and his team quietly launched Hashable in private beta to make intros much easier. Hashable lets you introduce any two people via Twitter or email, and then follows up to see whether those intros were successful. … Read More