Joel Spolsky, chief executive of Stack Exchange.

With this $40M, Q&A startup Stack Exchange could become a dev-hiring powerhouse

Software luminary Joel Spolsky figured out some years ago that if you want your startup to get big really fast, venture capital can help. And Spolsky, the chief executive of Stack Exchange, the company that runs question-answering websites like the popular programmer hangout Stack Overflow, is completely convinced that Stack Overflow could become the premiere place on the Internet for finding and hiring the best developers around.