Founder Stories

(Founder Stories) Kayak’s Paul English Discusses Big Wins & Important Strategic Alliances [TCTV]

Having <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/09/eyeing-an-ipo-kayak-2011-revenue-up-32-percent-to-225m-net-income-up-21-percent/">recently posted</a> its 2011 revenue numbers, <a href="http:

(Founder Stories) RunKeeper: Striving To Becoming The Facebook For Health

Having launched Runkeeper in 2008 with the help of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/01/founder-stories-runkeepers-jacobs-on-his-strategy-for-playing-the-fundraising-chessboard/">"moonlight

(Founder Stories) RunKeeper: Jacobs’ Strategy For Raising Capital

<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/jjacobs22">Jason Jacobs</a> is the co-founder and CEO of <a href="http://runkeeper.com/home">RunKeeper</a>, one of the initial 200 apps sold in the iPhone app store. Th

(Founder Stories) Warby Parker: “Less Than 1% Of Eyeglasses Were Sold Online”

In episode II of Chris Dixon's <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with <a href="http://www.warbyparker.com/">Warby Parker's</a> co-founders, <a href="http://www.warbyparker.com/meet-the-founders">Da

(Founder Stories) Warby Parker: “Why Should A Pair Of Glasses Cost More Than An iPhone?”

If you've ever shopped for a pair of prescription glasses, you've probably seen first hand how expensive a set can be. <a href="http://www.warbyparker.com/">Warby Parker's</a> co-founders are right th

(Founder Stories) Jeff Clavier: On Getting Your Product In Front Of A VC (And Keeping It There)

Because every VC's inbox is overflowing with pitches, and because VC's don't take meetings with just anyone, <a href="http://softtechvc.com/">SoftTech VC's</a> <a href="http://softtechvc.com/team_memb

(Founder Stories) SoftTech VC’s Clavier: How To Avoid The Series A Crunch

At the top of this <em>Founder Stories</em> episode featuring <a href="http://softtechvc.com/">SoftTech VC's</a> <a href="http://softtechvc.com/team_member/jeff-clavier/">Jeff Clavier</a>, <a href="

(Founder Stories) Jeff Clavier On How Big VCs Can Hurt Seed Rounds

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeff-clavier">Jeff Clavier</a> just finished raising <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/26/jeff-clavier-softtech-vc-raises-55-fund-iii/">$55 milli

(Founder Stories) SoftTech VC’s Clavier: An Investor’s Role Isn’t To Give Orders

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/softtech-vc">SoftTech VC's</a>, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeff-clavier">Jeff Clavier</a> has edged his way from a true Silico

(Founder Stories) ZocDoc’s Massoumi On Hitting The Heart Of Health Care Needs

You need a doctor and you need a doctor who takes your insurance. Instead of having to fumble through antiquated lists complied by your provider, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/co

(Founder Stories) ZocDoc’s Massoumi: A Bad Flight & Terrible Customer Service Created ZocDoc

In 2007 <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/cyrus-massoumi">Cyrus Massoumi</a> ruptured his eardrum on a flight to New York and turned his distasteful experience of trying to track down a phys

(Founder Stories) TripAdvisor’s Kaufer Discusses The Logic Behind Running “404-Tests”

After <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/21/tripadvisor-spins-off-from-expedia-takes-flight-on-the-nasdaq-as-a-public-company/">notching a spot on the NASDAQ</a>, TripAdvisor's Stephen Kauf

(Founder Stories) TripAdvisor’s Kaufer: Crucial Early Decisions Paved The Way For An IPO

Earlier today, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/tripadvisor">TripAdvisor</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/21/tripadvisor-spins-off-from-expedia-takes-flight-on-the-nasdaq-as-

(Founder Stories) Charity: Water’s Harrison Highlights Tactical Decisions

In <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/scott-harrison">Scott Harrison's</a> final Founder Stories interview with host, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon</a>, Har

(Founder Stories) Charity: Water’s Harrison, “We Were Going To Run Out Of Money In Five Weeks”

As the founder of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/charity-water">Charity: Water</a>, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/scott-harrison">Scott Harrison</a> has overseen substantial gr

(Founder Stories) Charity: Water’s Harrison Ends His Hard Partying Ways To Solve “The Water Crisis”

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/scott-harrison">Scott Harrison</a> is the founder of <a href="http://www.charitywater.org/">Charity: Water</a> an organization he founded after waking up to t

(Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen: “Whatever It Takes, Get That Product Out There”

Having launched two companies that have gone in dramatically different directions; one's secured <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/13/turntable-fm-7-million-round-fred-wilson/">$7-million i

(Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Top Priority: “Nail Product & Fix Anything That Is Not Working”

In <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/11/founder-stories-turntable-fms-billy-chasen-on-closing-stickybits-none-of-us-used-the-app/">episode I</a> of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/per

(Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen On Closing Stickybits: “None Of Us Used The App”

When we first invited <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/billy-chasen">Billy Chasen</a> to join us on <em>Founder Stories</em> he was working hard to make his startup, <a href="https://beta.t

(Founder Stories) Mayor Bloomberg: “Make Sure You Are The First One In There Every Day & The Last One To Leave”

In his final <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with host <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon</a>, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-bloomberg">Mayor Blo
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