Jessica Livingston discusses her book Founders At Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

Where did they get the ideas? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover?

What happens in the first few years of a successful startup? Only the founders and early employees of those startups know. Founder At Work interviews these successful founders to share their stories with the world. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.