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Trulia born out of frustration with online real estate

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Pete Flint co-founded real estate search company, Trulia, with Sami Inkinen in 2004 while they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford University. Flint and Inkinen say they worked closely with real estate agents and brokers to understand their needs as well as leading computer scientists to build the service. Flint was born in London, and has also worked for, Europe's largest online travel service, IBM and Battery Ventures. He holds a master's and first-class undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford. Flint will speak at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 31-Aug. 3. Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What was your first job? My first paycheck was for delivering local newspapers in the U.K., where I was born. I used to ride around on my bike to make some pocket money. If I ever managed to save anything, I'd try to buy the latest gadget. What sparked the idea to start Trulia? I moved to th...