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Being startup minded, Cherish set out with his founding members to continue the growth of SaaS in India, and build a product specifically for then developer community, and building an auth product that furthers the password less revolution.
While working for a large data aggregation company, Kyle worked through a number of data availability, reliability, and infrastructure around massive data processing. Internally, he thought there must be a better way.
Earlier in Bruno’s life, his mother had to undergo surgery to have a brain tumor removed. Though the surgery went WELL, in order to remove a tumor the size of a penny, the doctor’s had to make an opening the size of a grapefruit. When Bruno asked why, the Doctor said that it was the only way they could be sure that the tumor would be accessible. Bruno found this answer to be unacceptable.
Ilan and his co-founder were developers in many different types of companies – startups, enterprises, etc. It seemed to them that it was easy to debut and troubleshoot applications in development, but found it very difficult to observe applications in production. They realized that most developers were not equipped with the right tooling to troubleshoot and understand live applications in the wild.
Darshan is also an author, and just recently released his book called "Getting to Aha". The tagline harps on the belief that today's insights become tomorrow's facts. One of the things Darshan found throughout his career was that most people want to figure out why people buy your products. Most people are comfortable with surveys, but its difficult to get to the "why" that way, and focus groups help with that. Traditionally, doing a focus group has been difficult, expensive, and concentrated to geo areas. Darshan set out to build a tool to change this for the market.
Prior to his current venture, Max has had some great success in the open source world, and building a chat tool called Spectrum – which was a platform for community chat. Eventually, Github acquired the product, and opened a whole new set of problems around architecting a large scale, real time system. Through a difficult period of learning and service outages, he learned and figured out a better way to reduce traffic up to 95% with edge caching.
Hey guys, we are narrowing in on the Christmas holiday's in the states. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year! For today, I'm sharing yet another fantastic episode of the Compiler podcast, from Red Hat. As a reminder Compiler is a show hosted by tech veterans, discussing tech topics - big, strange and small.
Ben was working on a bunch of different side projects in 2013. The process to get IP Info was manual, tedious, and filled with headaches across projects. After he felt this pain point multiple times, he decided to build a solution to solve it... not knowing that he would quickly start getting millions of requests in a short time.
Ari spent a lot of time around identity, specifically in ad tech and mar tech. He figured out that data was common currency in that world, but not in other spaces. Having built large identity graphs, he recognized there was an opportunity to do it again in cyber risk and fraud.
As a freelancer, and a part of a community of freelancers, Oona found that it was difficult to understand cash flow with variable income. Through interactions with accountants or financial systems, she saw that most systems or professionals were backwards looking. She though, well what does it look like moving forward? What does it look like to bring on additional client?
Marco and his co-founder came to San Francisco 10 years ago, to build an API marketplace. Over time, they amassed 300,000 developers, consuming and publishing API's. Eventually, the figured out the business model wasn't working... so they open sourced the platform.
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