Retool CEO David Hsu On The Best Time To Start A Company

Although he was born in Silicon Valley, David Hsu started Retool abroad, after graduating with a philosophy degree from Oxford. His startup, which makes the building blocks for developers to create their own internal software tools, has grown to a valuation of $3.2 billion after signing on a slew of big name customers like Amazon, DoorDash and the NFL.

Hsu sat down with Forbes Reporter Rosemarie Miller to talk about some of the low moments while building Retool, how to learn from rejection and how to know when you shouldn’t start a company.

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