Founder Stories: Matt MacInnis On Leaving Apple To Start Inkling


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This week’s Founder Stories features Inkling Founder and CEO Matt MacInnis. Inkling, the 100-employee cloud publishing company, recently announced a $16 million Series C funding. With inevitable growth, it is an interesting time for Inkling. But that story is still unfolding, so Matt and I went back to the beginning to talk more about how the company started and what inspired him to leave Apple after eight years to build a startup:

You don’t see a lot of successful startup CEOs coming out of Apple. And what I think I’ve learned in hindsight is that a lot of the methods that you apply in a company that has a tailwind, where the resources you got are just sort of poured on, because the model works. The products are successful and in Apple’s case, for example, being insanely secretive about what you are doing. That doesn’t work…

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