VentureVoice ran an interesting (MP3) interview with VC Brad Feld, who built a consulting company and discovered that consulting doesn’t scale as well as products. “We determined that the profit level we were generating at 20 people, well, if we grew to 40 people we’d obviously double the revenue, our profit would probably be exactly the same.” He also talks about why it’s really hard to make the leap from consulting to products. Great interview.

While I’m on the subject, VentureVoice also ran an excellent piece about launching companies at the DEMO Conference.

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In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.