How can I buy stock in Stack Overflow? Who should I contact in order to make a purchase?
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You can't, it's a privately held company (you could probably invest, but not in any small amount).
As for who you can contact, if SO ever goes public (only Jeff and Joel can know that), you'd just call your broker.
You can approach Stack Overflow Internet Services, Inc., located in New York, and ask them if you can invest. If they are interested you will need to figure out a valuation that makes sense. They are a funded company so it wont be cheap to get in. The other alternative is to watch the second market sites like secondmarket.com or sharespost.com and when someone is looking to unload shares jump on it.