How The Founders of Hired Met – INC Magazine
INC Magazine has published an article recounting the story of how the Founders of Hired met…
Allan Grant is lucky that Matt Mickiewicz is a convivial dude.
It was more than two years ago at a conference of start-up founders and investors when Grant walked up to Mickiewicz, the founder of crowdsourced-graphic-design site 99designs, and said, “Hey, I’m the guy who hacked 99Designs. You banned me from your site.”
No punches were thrown. No backs turned. As Grant explains, Mickiewicz’s response was a smile, a handshake, and an apology. “That was a cool growth hack,” he said. “I’m sorry we had to ban you.”