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Founder Origin Stories


Chad Hurley

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Sriharsha Majety

Srinivasu M. N.

Chris Wanstrath

Deepinder Goyal

Pranay Chulet

Chris Barton

Mark Pincus

Clark Valberg

Sarah Leary

Stepan Pachikov

Reed Hastings

Mark Zuckerberg

Sujeet Kumar

Alex Shevchenko

Ben Silbermann

Jimmy Wales

Jonah Peretti

Jan Koum

Chad Richison

Melanie Perkins

Evan Spiegel

Eric Yuan

Sean Rad

Logan Green

Sid Sijbrandij

Mukesh Bansal

Mike Cannon Brookes

Kathryn Petralia

Patrick Collison

Kevin Systrom

Kavin Bharti Mittal

Zhang Yiming

Byju Raveendran

Daphne Koller

Sachin Bansal

Michael Dell

RJ Scaringe

Narayan Murthy

Luis Von Ahn

Brian Chesky

Reid Hoffman

Stewart Butterfield

Bill Hewlett

Drew Houston

Travis Kalanick



Failed Startup Stories


What happened to Epic Games MOBA Paragon? Is Paragon coming back?

What was SmallWorlds? What Happened to SmallWorlds?

Learn from the story of Friendster, what happened to Friendster, its downfall and lessons from its failure story!

What Happened to Teavana? Are the Teavana stores still open?

What Happened to Flappy Bird? Why was Flappy Bird Taken Down?

What happened to Popcorn app that spooked netflix shut

What happened to Inboard Technology After SharkTank? [Inboard SharkTank Update]

What happened to Quizup - Why was Quizup discontinued?

What happened to Flipagram? Does Flipagram still exist?

What happened to Doorman after Shark Tank? The Doorman Shark Tank update

Why did Mixer shut down? What happened to Mixer?

What happened to Katerra - Katerra problems?

What happened to Myspace? Why did Myspace fail?

What happened to Vine? Why did Vine Die?

What Happened to ChaCha - Is Chacha still a thing?