The Story Behind Blab
Shaan Puri, Co-founder
What inspired Blab?
We kicked out half the team from the office, and told them to come back in 2 weeks with a demo of a product they believe in. They came back with Blab, which is a way for anyone to host their own talk show – and we ran with it.
How did you get started?
We decided to focus on the startup industry because we have a personal network there. So naturally, we thought ‘where do they hangout now?’ and the answer was Slack. So the first MVP was built on top of Slack, using Slack login & Slack notifications – exclusive to the startup world. We signed up over 1,000 different startups in the first week.