Building a KickAss Startup w/ Satyajeet Shahade

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Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Dec 9, 2014

Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“Hootboard was encouraged to enter in AngelList by Gabe Wineberg.
He recommended us and it stays on our profile forever. It’s based on that type of social proof validation that their (AngelList’s) founders were interested in.”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“Professionally, I come from a big data background. I worked with big companies like Teradata, Oracle and HP. I worked with a lot of financial service companies”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“Our mission is to build a smarter, more connected network of communities with HootBoard. It’s part bulletin board and part digital library. It’s a community-based platform.”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“I think the best the way to get good feedback is to piss people off, because those are the only people who will come back and give you anything that you can learn from.”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“Along the way, we’ve come across a lot of of opportunities where we could go extremely niche, but we have since avoided an extremely niche market, in order to appeal to all sorts of communities.”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“Lately, we’ve been working 7pm to 5am with our offshore development team. It allows us to bootstrap and not take in any funding, so we work crazy hours!”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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“If you’re thinking about it, or you’re in a position to startup something its really important to just get started somewhere. Don’t hesitate!”
— Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard

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