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Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston

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CHAPTER 30Mena TrottCofounder, Six Apart

imageHusband-and-wife cofounders Mena and Ben Trott started Six Apart (named for the number of days between their birthdays) in their apartment in 2001. Trott's personal blog, Dollarshort, was growing in popularity, and she was dissatisfied with the blogging software available at the time. So she and Ben decided to develop their own and share it with some friends. Movable Type became popular almost immediately on its launch in October 2001.

In April 2003, Six Apart received funding from Joi Ito's Neoteny. They launched their hosted service, TypePad, later that fall. In January 2005, the company announced the ...

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