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Yash Nelapati, First Hire at Pinterest



Welcome to Episode 33 of Products of the Mind. On this episode, I speak with Yash Nelapati, the first engineer hired at Pinterest.

“It’s just fun conversing with people, learning their story, what inspired them, what brought them here; Stories always inspire me.”

Whether a startup or big business, sometimes you just need a little luck to get things going. Yash tells us about his entrance into the tech industry after college, and how just being in the right places at the right times provided him with a noteworthy opportunity with a tiny startup called Pinterest.

Yash recalls some perhaps familiar hurdles for startups such as funding, finding a target market, and getting calls at midnight to fix things. This story is a great example of how a small no-name company can strike it big when the right people are behind the scenes (with a little luck, of course.)

All this and more today with Yash Nelapati.

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The Credits

Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi.

The illustration accompanying these show notes is by Whit Harris.

The theme music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud!

This episode and these show notes © 2016 David Lizerbram

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