Reflecting on my failure to build a billion-dollar company







This article was originally published on Medium by Sahil Lavingia, the Founder and CEO of Gumroad. In 2011 I left my job as the second employee at Pinterest–before I vested any of my stock–to work on what I thought would be my life’s work. Just had an idea for my first billion-dollar company. Tomorrow, I start building it. — Sahil Lavingia (@shl) April 2, 2011 Gumroad would become a billion-dollar company, with hundreds of employees. It would IPO, and I would work on it until I died. Something like that. That didn’t happen. Now, it may look like I am…

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