My name is Mike Johnson, I've always been fascinated about the stories surrounding the inception and success of startups, and the people that build them. is designed to simply be a public place for me to share interviews and stories about the kinds of opportunities and pitfalls encountered when creating a startup.

Phil Rickenbach

Figleaf Private Computing

January 22, 2014 / Comments

Inspired by a friend's 7 year old daughter accidentally erasing important tax filings, Figleaf founders went from sketches on napkins to a full fledged product two years later... [Read More]

Laura Kassovic

Co-Founder / Hardware Engineer

October 30, 2013 / Comments

MbientLab designs hardware and software including circuit design and prototyping, fabrication and sourcing. I chat with Laura about her recent Kickstarter project 'Cubit'. [Read More]

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