What is it like to work at Blinkist?

Almost everybody with a track record in a startup knows how working in a young company can be a very unique, once-in-a-life-time experience. We want to deliver you this experience on a weekly basis and that’s what our reverse-interview section is for — we take you on a journey to some of the world’s most exciting companies every other week. So without a further ado, let’s start with this week’s featured startup: Blinkist

Heet.io: For the readers who don’t know Blinkist: Please introduce your product or service. What makes your proposition special and unique?

Blinkist: Blinkist distills the key insights of 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens for your mobile device.

Who are the founders of Blinkist? How did they get the idea for your startup?

Once upon a time, there were four friends who found they had less time than ever to read. They decided there had to be a better way to learn every day. And just like that, Blinkist was born in 2012!

Describe us your team with 3 words/hashtags.

#self-starter #curious #supportive

What makes your team so outstanding? Why do people want to work at your company?

We are self-organized. Each team member is responsible and accountable for a specific domain, and has complete freedom to make decisions and take risks.

What are the first three products, we would see in your kitchen?

Coffee! (note Heet.io: probably three times)

If you had to print some quote or statement on a huge poster (maybe you did?) — what would be printed on it?

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