Who built Interviewstreet?

The answer for the above question was always “Vivek & Hari”, but not anymore.

To give an idea on from when to when we built things and now who is “actually” building the company.

From June 2009 – December 2011 

hari vivek

From Jan 2012 – Today. 

akshay shiv

 

There were many other smart programmers we hired, fired/quit. They did help us grow forward, but these two guys were there with us for around 2 years now.

Couple of things I’ve learnt from them.

1. Hire people who are ready to learn and work. It doesn’t matter if they are freshers and not from IIT/NIT.

2. Once point 1 is taken care, you will be shocked that they surprise you with their work regularly. After a point you start getting used to the surprises and just start trusting them.

3. It takes at least 2 years to make a big impact in a startup. If you want build the startup and grow along with the startup, make sure you spend at least 2 years.

4. Weird that we have titles like CEO, CFO, CTO and Founders/Co-Founders, but these real “builders” don’t have a proper title. The title should clearly mention that these guys are more powerful than the founders.

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