Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - August 22, 2014

Streetwise

When does a startup stop being a startup?

Asked at Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue. Interviews and photos by Christina Dong.

Liana Krakirian

Barbara Drive, Palo Alto

Student

"When it no longer relies on its investors."

Joe Gerber

Balfour Avenue, Oakland

Business designer

"When you get over 60 people and you don't know everybody there. ... When the culture starts to change."

Tico Ballagas

Cowper Street, Palo Alto

Startup CEO

"When they stop looking for investment."

Barbara Gerke

Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale

Startup office manager

"It's not so much linear time. It's how well you can get your product to the market ... innovate ... bring investors."

Alexandre Alahi

Emerson Avenue, Palo Alto

Startup founder

"When people stop calling us a startup."

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