Every founder has massive dreams for what their startup could become. Some have visions of a lifestyle business, while some have goals of reaching the elusive "unicorn" status. In this episode, we replay a past interview with Ben Chestnut, co-founder of Mailchimp, as a tribute to mark his recent acquisition. You will have to listen to just how incredible his story is!
About six weeks ago one of our past guest experienced a life-changing event with regards to his startup. On September 13, 2021 it was confirmed that Mailchimp had been acquired by Intuit for $12 billion in cash and stock.
Because of the recent headlines that have hit the mainstream tech sites, regarding this acquisition, I thought it would be nice to counter the false “overnight success” narratives with an honest discussion about how Ben Chestnut, co-founder of Mailchimp, really helped to build Mailchimp to where it is today.
Until now, Ben’s story hasn’t received a ton of articles published about the savvy way in which Ben and his co-founder built this billion dollar enterprise without any venture capital. But now that they have been acquired for $12 billion…you are seeing them everywhere.
This is the REAL startup story!
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