Wed.Jun 09, 2021

Happy Birthday, HubSpot! 15 Lessons Over 15 Years


15 years ago today, on June 9, 2006, HubSpot was “officially” started. I say “officially”, because unofficially, I had been noodling on the idea of HubSpot for a couple of years with my co-founder, Brian Halligan while we were both classmates in grad school.

Startup CXO

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Monday, a copy of Startup CXO , my friend Matt Blumberg’s new book, arrived at the USV office. I picked it up to take a quick look and thought “this a heavy book!” ” So I texted Matt, congratulated him on getting the book out, and then asked why it was so heavy. He replied “because it is 640 pages, there is a section on every C-level function in that book.” ” That’s when I realized that Startup CXO is not really a book.


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