Q&A network Stack Exchange will be launching Stack Overflow DevDays this fall, a two day conference targeting coders who want to brush up or dive into the latest programming technologies like MongoDB, HTML 5 and Coffeescript, with hour long tutorials put on by speakers culled from the developer community. → Read More
All this week on Founder Stories, we’ve shown segments from Chris Dixon’s interview with Stack Exchange CEO Joel Spolsky, who also writes the Joel on Software blog. In the final rapid-fire Q&A video above, Spolsky doles out some advice to other startup founders, primarily “have a co-founder” to share the load, “otherwise you’ll go insane.” And “make sure you figure out who wons what,” he… → Read More
Content farms and SEO are the bane of the Internet. Google is fighting it, but somehow spam results keep slipping through. In this second installment of our Founder Stories interview with Stack Exchange CEO Joel Spolsky, he talks about how SEO spam sites make the Internet worse.
Today, Stack Overflow founder Joel Spolsky announced that he raised another $12 million in venture capital and that he is changing the name of his company to Stack Exchange. He also happens to be our next guest on Founder Stories, the TCTV show where angel investor and Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon talks shop with other founders. (Disclosure: Dixon is also an investor in Stack Exchange).
The… → Read More
Vertical Q&A site network Stack Overflow has just announced new funding, in a $12 million Series B round lead by Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and their first investor Union Square Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $18 million. It will also be changing its name to Stack Exchange Inc to better reflect its cross vertical aspirations.
Index Ventures’ Neil Rimer, Spark’s… → Read More
It seems as though Q&A network Stack Overflow has put the $6 million in funding it received back in May to good use, crossing the 10 million unique monthly visitor mark as of yesterday. While sites like Quora bank on the winning Q&A model being on one big monolithic site, Stack Overflow is showing success by carefully separating the Q&A game into different communities, launching 34… → Read More