Emile Petrone


Emile Petrone is an entrepreneur who has been part of many web start-ups, and most recently is the founder and CEO of Tindie (, a marketplace for hobbyist electronics and open-source hardware. Before Tindie, he founded both Housefed and Knowble. He also worked for companies like Yelp and Urban Airship building consumer and B2B web applications.


Steven Osborn: So Emile, tell me a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to start Tindie.

Emile Petrone: Prior to Tindie, I was a self-taught web engineer. I learned Python I about a year and a half, almost two years, before founding Tindie. But I guess ...

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