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The Slicehost Story

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Slicehost—a scrappy web company bootstrapped with $20,000—cashed out for big bucks in 2008. How did they do it? More importantly, was it worth it?

We had a growing wait-list of people that wanted to give us money but couldn’t.”

Debating the Rackspace deal was by far the most difficult and stressful time of my life.”

In a big company you have to construct artificial ways to get information.”

Am I worried I’ll never have that excited feeling again? Yeah I am.”

About the Slicehost founders

Jason Seats moved to Texas after the Rackspace buyout. He left Rackspace nearly 2 years later.

Matt Tanase left Rackspace shortly after the Slicehost sale to start a new company called DevStructure.