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Q&A with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot: ‘We’ve been working our whole lives to become an overnight success’

Seven years ago in small office space in the Fremont neighborhood, Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot boldly told me that his 25-person enterprise software company would be the next billion dollar company from Seattle. ”We believe it, like we believe anything,” Chabot said at the time. Today, that belief finally became a reality as Tableau skyrocketed in… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup CEO of the Year

We’re back for another round of voting in the GeekWire Awards, and today’s category is a big one: Startup CEO of the Year, presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. We kicked off voting for the GeekWire Awards last week, and we’ll continue tabulating the votes in each of the 14 categories in the coming days…. Read More

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Score one for Seattle startup partnerships: Tatango, Julep team up for text-message campaign

As the Seattle startup scene continues to grow, so do opportunities to form partnerships with neighboring companies. And that’s exactly what happened with two fast-growing startups here in the Emerald City: group-SMS service Tatango and cosmetics company Julep. Both companies knew each other because of shared mutual investors. When Julep launched their e-commerce site, Tatango… Read More

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Patience, perseverance and passion: Video highlights from our talk with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot

We had a great conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot Wednesday evening at our GeekWire Meetup. Chabot talked about several interesting topics, from why entrepreneurs should avoid venture capital to the power of perseverence over pivoting to Seattle as a startup city. You can check out the video highlights above, followed by some additional thoughts from our attendees…. Read More

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Tableau CEO Chabot: Seattle is the promised land of startup America

We had a stimulating conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot yesterday at our GeekWire Meetup. Chabot touched on a number of really interesting topics and had good perspective on Seattle as a startup city. Chabot co-founded Tableau back in 2003 down at Stanford University but decided to bring the visual analytics software business up north to the… Read More