Founder Stories

Read stories about Startup Moguls who revolutionised the industry simply by taking the leap!

Deepinder Goyal

Zomato

Mark Pincus

Zynga

Sriharsha Majety

Swiggy

Chris Barton

Guard Inc.

Sarah Leary

Nextdoor

Clark Valberg

InVisionApp Inc.

Chris Wanstrath

GitHub

Srinivasu M. N.

BillDesk

Pranay Chulet

Quikr

Stepan Pachikov

EverNote

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Gree Inc

Jonah Peretti

Buzzfeed

Alex Shevchenko

Grammarly

Ben Silbermann

Pinterest

Mark Zuckerberg

Meta Platforms

Reed Hastings

Netflix

Sujeet Kumar

Udaan

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Deepinder Goyal

Zomato
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Doesn't code

Mark Pincus

Zynga
CEO, Cofounder Quit job to start Doesn't code

Sriharsha Majety

Swiggy
CEO, Cofounder Quit job to start Does code

Chris Barton

Guard Inc.
Founder & CEO Started on the side Does code

Sarah Leary

Nextdoor
Co-Founder & VP, Marketing Quit job to start Doesn't code

Evan Spiegel

Snap Inc.
Co-Founder, CEO Started on the side Doesn't code

Clark Valberg

InVisionApp Inc.
CEO, Co-Founder Started on the side Does code

Chris Wanstrath

GitHub
CEO, Cofounder Quit job to start Does code

Srinivasu M. N.

BillDesk
Co-founder, Director Quit job to start Doesn't code

Pranay Chulet

Quikr
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Stepan Pachikov

EverNote
Founder, board member, СEO (unitl June 2007) Started on the side Does code

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Gree Inc
President/CEO/Founder Started on the side Does code

Jonah Peretti

Buzzfeed
Co-Founder, CEO Started on the side Does code

Melanie Perkins

Canva
CEO & Co-founder Quit job to start Doesn't code

Alex Shevchenko

Grammarly
Co-Founder, Product Lead Quit job to start Doesn't code

Ben Silbermann

Pinterest
Co-Founder and CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Mark Zuckerberg

Meta Platforms
Co-Founder, CEO Started on the side Does code

Jan Koum

WhatsApp Inc.
Co-Founder, CEO Started on the side Does code

Reed Hastings

Netflix
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Sujeet Kumar

Udaan
Co-Founder, CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation and Fandom Inc.
Co-Founder Quit job to start Doesn't code

Chad Richison

Paycom
Founder, CEO and President Quit job to start Doesn't code

Eric S. Yuan

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Does code

Logan Green

Lyft
CEO, Cofounder Quit job to start Doesn't code

Brian Chesky

AirBnB
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Doesn't code

Sean Rad

Tinder
Founder & CEO Started on the side Doesn't code

Sid Sijbrandij

GitLab
CEO & Co-founder Started on the side Does code

Mukesh Bansal

cult.fit
Co-Founder & CEO Quit job to start Does code

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Atlassian
Co-CEO, Co-founder Quit job to start Does code

Kathryn Petralia

Kabbage
Co-Founder, COO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Patrick Collison

Stripe
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Does code

Kevin Systrom

Instagram
Co-Founder Started on the side Does code

Kavin Bharti Mittal

Hike
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Does code

Zhang Yiming

ByteDance
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Does code

Byju Raveendran

Byju's
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Doesn't code

Travis Cordell Kalanick

Uber
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Does code

Drew Houston

Dropbox
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Does code

Bill Hewlett

Hewlett-Packard
Co-Founder Quit job to start Does code

Daphne Koller

Coursera
Co-Founder Started on the side Does code

Sachin Bansal

Navi
CEO, Cofounder Quit job to start Does code

Michael S. Dell

Dell
Chairman and CEO Started on the side Doesn't code

RJ Scaringe

Rivian
Founder & CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Chad Hurley

YouTube
Co-Founder, Former CEO Quit job to start Doesn't code

Narayana Murthy

Infosys
Founder and Chairman Emeritus Started on the side Doesn't code

Luis von Ahn

Duolingo
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Does code

Stewart Butterfield

Slack
CEO, Cofounder Started on the side Does code

Reid Hoffman

LinkedIn
Founder, Executive Chairman Quit job to start Doesn't code