Founder Story: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong

I recently watched COIN: A Founder’s Story. It’s a documentary about Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and his journey from software developer to CEO of a publicly traded company worth tens of billions of dollars.

Coinbase wasn’t a smooth ride. Its trajectory was far from up and to the right. The journey was full of twists, turns, and obstacles (many of which persist today). The documentary covers all of this. Some of it was new to me: specifically, how Coinbase found product–market fit, the tension between Armstrong and his cofounder Fred Ehrsam, and how Armstrong evolved as a leader as the company grew.

Anyone interested in hearing about the early days of Coinbase and Armstrong’s journey as a founder should check out the documentary here.