Founder Stories
& XIRs


KAYAK

Steve Hafner met Paul English at General Catalyst. Online travel will never be the same.

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Stripe

Patrick and John Collison loved everything about apps except payments. Problem solved.

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HubSpot

Brian Halligan was fed up. Dharmesh Shah was crushing it. Then they got together.

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Demandware

Stephan Schambach was ready for e-commerce in the cloud. Hardly anyone else was.

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Gusto (fka ZenPayroll)

Three two-time founders under 30. A brilliant strategy. But where are the VCs?

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