No, It’s Not “Like a Startup Within a Big Company”

Pushing this into a blog post because my tweets are on rolling 30 day autodelete 🙂

And since a “blog post” should have some value-add over just pictures of tweets:

Ex-MSFT exec Steven Sinofsky turned me onto this thread from Textio cofounder Jensen Harris

There’s no such thing as a “startup inside of a big company.”

This misnomer actively misleads both big company employees working in such teams as well as people toiling in actual startups.

Despite all best efforts to create megacorp “startups”, they can never exist. Here’s why:

- Jensen Harris (@jensenharris) May 8, 2018

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Originally published at on November 8, 2019.

You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .

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