11 Aug '16, 2am

An interview with Tumblr's first employee

An interview with Tumblr's first employee

The Macro recently did an interview with Tumblr’s first employee Marc LaFountain. In case you somehow found yourself stuck in a cave for the last decade, Tumblr sold to Yahoo in a $1.1B deal. At the time of acquisition Tumblr was seeing what we like to call insane traction with 120,000 new sign-ups per day and over 300 million active users. There’s something magical about the early days of a startup, especially a startup like Tumblr that grew so quickly and sold for so much at a relatively young age. What I like about Marc’s interview is how humble and appreciative he is about the whole experience. We’ve all known people who change with a big windfall like this, it’s clear from this interview that Marc is still the same guy who startup using Tumblr in 2007, before it was on the map, as an early user. Like most startup stories, there’s no linear path that Marc took to get t...

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