'First Employees' is a valuable resource for those venturing into the world of startups, where entrepreneurs need a broad range of knowledge in order to succeed. The site offers up case studies on some of the most successful tech companies' early hiring practices, giving new startup founders a base from which they can think about building out their own teams.
There are currently eight companies on First Employees: Airbnb, Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Uber, Facebook, and LinkedIn. With such a small sample size, the site clearly isn't dedicated to any thorough statistical breakdown of best or most successful hiring strategies. Rather, it provides anecdotal accounts that can help entrepreneurs to frame their own thinking when it comes to building the best possible team.