“Our outfit Envato was started by myself, my big brother, my wife and my best friend,” says Collis Ta’eed (pictured below on the cover of Nett magazine). “We put in a bit of money we each had and mostly just worked hard.” In this Q&A, Ta’eed answers questions about Envato and its path to success.

My wife and I saw “The Social Network” this week, and interesting conversations followed around holding a vision for your start up company, and the role of venture capital in building a business. For some inspiration and a story on becoming successful without VC funding, read this 37 Signals post :)