I joined Disqus in November, 2008. If my memory serves me well, back then we had a total of five people, including myself. Needless to say everyone was doing everything. I started as a generalist and, once the company started growing, moved towards being a lead front-end engineer.
Daniel and Jason, the founders of Disqus, made the decision to hire me while I was still living in Uzbekistan. They arranged my visa, paid for my travels (I didn't have much money back then), and let me crash on their couch for the first few months. I always remember their trust in me.
I left Disqus after four years, in September, 2012. I went to Mozilla to explore a world of desktop software.