Anthony Casalena was inspired to start Squarespace as a result of his frustrations with the website-creation tools that were on the market at the time, but it wasn't until six years later that he started to pursue rapid growth. Now the company is generating buzz and real traction, having recently closed a $40 million funding round. Among other things, Casalena's success demonstrates the importance of hiring people you can trust, paying attention to what customers want to achieve and offering employees the feedback they crave.

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