Slack, MailChimp and Basecamp: How solving an internal problem gave rise to these successful companies

How solving an internal problem gave rise to Slack, Basecamp and MailChimp

SLACK

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield speaks at his company’s Frontiers conference at Pier 27 & 29 on April 24, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Photo by NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images

MAILCHIMP

Dan and I created Mailchimp for the love of small business. And over the past 18 years, we’ve always thought about what kinds of tools and services would have helped our families grow their businesses and weather the competition.

Ben Chestnut, co-founder of MailChimp

MailChimp co-founder Ben Chestnut / photo source: Techcrunch
MailChimp co-founder Dan Kurzius / Photo source: Glassdoor

We know what it means to pour every bit of yourself into your small business. We know the joy and satisfaction that comes when those businesses succeed, and we’ve felt the lasting sting of failure. But what’s baked into our DNA is that ambition all of our family members had: their aspiration to move “out of the kitchen” and build their businesses, to take a small seed of an idea and make it grow.

Ben Chestnut

BASECAMP

Conclusion

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