A Mashaper’s Startup School Experience

Mashaper Augusto had the amazing opportunity to attend Startup School. The following is his recount of the experience: It has been a year since I was at UC Berkeley studying International Business. This time, I came back to learn about the fabulous subject – Startups. Incidentally, I’m working on one now (check out mashape.com), and I have learnt more useful things here in just a day, than in 3 years of University. My Professors for the day were:

Paul Graham - Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb Mark Zuckerberg - Founder, Facebook Chris Anderson - Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine Paul Buchheit - Founder, FriendFeed; Creator of GMail Jason Fried - Founder, 37signals Tony Hsieh - CEO, Zappos; Founder, LinkExchange Mitchell Kapor - Partner, Kapor Capital; Founder Lotus Greg McAdoo - Partner, Sequoia Capital Biz Stone - Founder, Twitter Mark Pincus - Founder, Zynga; Founder, Tribe, SupportSoft and Freeloader Evan Williams - Founder, Blogger; Founder Twitter

I also attended the after-party at the AirBnB HQ. It was a great event with lots of amazing people, hosted on a huge rooftop with 3 DJs and a panoramic view of San Francisco. Thanks YCombinator for the awesome experience back in school!

Startup School Signage

Welcome to Startup School!

Jason Fried, CEO, 37signals - Planning is Guessing

Jason Fried, CEO, 37signals talking about how you should improvise as you go along because you can never really plan everything

Mark Pincus, CEO, Zynga, sharing his Startup Experience

Mark Pincus, CEO, Zynga, sharing his Startup Experience

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook: Q&A with Jessica Livingston

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook: Q&A with Jessica Livingston

After-Party at AirBnB HQ Rooftop

After-Party at AirBnB HQ Rooftop



Mashape is the largest API hub in the world where you can consume, distribute, monitor and monetize your public and private APIs. Mashape powers 10,000 public & private APIs in every major industry, including finance, healthcare, and entertainment. We’re a Series A startup backed by Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Eric Schmidt (Google), Stanford University and top tier VC firms including Index Ventures, NEA and CRV.

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Thank you all for joining us at API World 2013 #APIWorld13

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Robert Scoble interview with Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti

Interview transcribed below: I’m Augusto, the CEO of Mashape – the leading and largest API marketplace in the world.  I grew up in Italy and moved to US in