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How GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij built a $1 billion business by taking an idea from another programmer, then hiring the guy

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of hot startup GitLab, fully admits that the original idea for his company came from a developer he had never met at the time.
The developer was happy for Sijbrandij to take the idea and try to make money on it.
It was a struggle at first - building the business cost Sijbrandij his life savings, and he ended up speculating on Bitcoin and dipping into his life savings to pay the bills.
But Sijbrandij eventually hired that original developer, Dmitriy Zaporozhets, full-time as his cofounder and together they've grown the company into a hot Silicon Valley startup valued at...
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