Quora was founded in 2009 by former Facebook employees Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Adam D’Angelo had to resign in January 2010, while the website was made open to public in June the same year. It received a funding from Benchmark Capital worth $11 million, in March 2010, startup being valued at a $86million overall.
Another funding followed in 2012, and the valuation of the company went in excess of $400 million. Adam D’Angelo is one of the famous poster-boys of startups as a result. Some of the success lessons from hi mare: