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The secret lever Replit pulled to scale ahead of its competition | Amjad Masad (Co-founder and CEO)

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Amjad Masad is the co-founder and CEO of Replit, an online platform designed for collaborative coding in multiple programming languages. Replit boasts over 30m users, has secured $200M in venture funding, and was recently valued at $1.2B. Before Replit, Amjad was a Software Engineer at Facebook, and a Founding Engineer at Codecademy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How AI is reshaping the software landscape
  • Bridging the gap between ideas and software
  • Why YC almost rejected Replit four times
  • Replit’s fundraising difficulties, and how Paul Graham helped
  • The secret lever Replit pulled to scale ahead of its competition
  • Replit’s impressive distribution engine

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Where to find Amjad Masad:

Where to find Todd Jackson:

Where to find First Round Capital:

Timestamps:

(00:00) Introduction

(02:31) Replit’s origin story

(08:24) Starting Facebook’s JavaScript infrastructure team

(10:36) Amjad’s unique path to entrepreneurship

(16:04) How Replit got its early users

(17:00) Replit’s fundraising difficulties

(17:54) Why YC almost rejected Replit four times

(20:23) Building Replit’s distribution engine

(22:08) Drivers of Replit’s growth

(27:41) What Silicon Valley gets wrong

(30:09) Replit’s monetization strategy

(32:29) Integrating AI into the platform

(36:18) The impact of AI on software engineering

(39:40) Defining the new “software creator” role

(41:43) How to keep up with developments in AI

(46:24) Replit’s goals for 2024

(48:11) Advice for founders: defy conventional wisdom

(51:12) Amjad’s 4 favorite books

  continue reading

127 episodi

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Amjad Masad is the co-founder and CEO of Replit, an online platform designed for collaborative coding in multiple programming languages. Replit boasts over 30m users, has secured $200M in venture funding, and was recently valued at $1.2B. Before Replit, Amjad was a Software Engineer at Facebook, and a Founding Engineer at Codecademy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How AI is reshaping the software landscape
  • Bridging the gap between ideas and software
  • Why YC almost rejected Replit four times
  • Replit’s fundraising difficulties, and how Paul Graham helped
  • The secret lever Replit pulled to scale ahead of its competition
  • Replit’s impressive distribution engine

Referenced:

Where to find Amjad Masad:

Where to find Todd Jackson:

Where to find First Round Capital:

Timestamps:

(00:00) Introduction

(02:31) Replit’s origin story

(08:24) Starting Facebook’s JavaScript infrastructure team

(10:36) Amjad’s unique path to entrepreneurship

(16:04) How Replit got its early users

(17:00) Replit’s fundraising difficulties

(17:54) Why YC almost rejected Replit four times

(20:23) Building Replit’s distribution engine

(22:08) Drivers of Replit’s growth

(27:41) What Silicon Valley gets wrong

(30:09) Replit’s monetization strategy

(32:29) Integrating AI into the platform

(36:18) The impact of AI on software engineering

(39:40) Defining the new “software creator” role

(41:43) How to keep up with developments in AI

(46:24) Replit’s goals for 2024

(48:11) Advice for founders: defy conventional wisdom

(51:12) Amjad’s 4 favorite books

  continue reading

127 episodi

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