Sam built the data ingestion framework at Rockset. Rak shipped Atlassian Access. Aaref co-founded a data center automation company. Enrique ran Symantec. We work as a team to help technical founders achieve the full potential of their ideas.
There’s never been a better time to build. We are 15 years into enterprise cloud adoption, with several decades to go. There’s been great progress: data is more accessible, AI/ML is advancing rapidly, open source offers new ways to build community and distribute products, and security is now a top-of-mind concern.
But a huge number of unsolved problems remain and the competition is intense. Data is messy and hard to manage. Most companies still don’t have the tools or expertise to move AI/ML models into production. Open-source projects are hard to grow and monetize. Security is noisy, crowded, and confusing for buyers.
We help courageous, visionary founders navigate the challenging path to building meaningful businesses. We are active partners at seed, Series A, and growth, by focusing on the areas where we can help most. Sometimes that’s recruiting early engineers, other times finding initial design partners.
In every case, it’s working closely with founders on their most difficult issues. When do we launch? How do we approach DevRel? What kind of executives should we recruit? How much should we burn? The questions differ, but our commitment is the same — to put a support structure around our founders so that they can make the best decisions.