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How to Build and Foster a Great Developer Community: Best Practices from the Experts

As seen on Forbes. For developer-driven software companies, community is everything. After all, if your business relies on a rabidly loyal, evangelical developer following to spur viral growth and bottoms-up adoption of your product, you first need to foster andRead More…

Why the Next Billion-Dollar Enterprise Software Companies Will be Born Outside the US

As seen on Forbes. I’ve written frequently about how the next wave of developer-focused software companies will fuel a $1 trillion enterprise software market, driven by trends such as free open source platforms and flexible API building blocks. The marketRead More…

GGV Invests in Vercel’s $102M Series C: A Killer Platform for Front-End Web Development

What do companies as diverse as Carhartt, Hulu, IBM, McDonald’s, and Facebook have in common? Their developers all use Vercel, a platform to develop, preview, and ship front-end websites, to build and deploy their websites. Whether a developer is buildingRead More…

GGV Co-Leads $24M Series A in StarTree: Open Source, Real Time Analytics at Massive Scale

Sometimes the brightest software companies are born out of necessity. That’s the case with StarTree, whose founders built the company’s core technology while working as engineers at LinkedIn. GGV is excited to invest in the company’s $24 million Series ARead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #49 With Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy

On episode #49 of Founder Real Talk, my partner Hans Tung (who cross-listed this episode on his podcast, Evolving for the Next Billion) and I interviewed Josh Silverman, the CEO of Etsy. Under Josh’s watch, Etsy’s valuation has increased overRead More…

2020 – Best Reads & Listens

For the past several Decembers, I’ve been sharing a list of my favorite books from the year. This year I added some of my top podcast episodes as well. If you’re interested in my favorites from prior years, check out 2019,Read More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #47 With Susan St Ledger, Incoming President, WW Field Operations at Okta

I really enjoyed this conversation with my good friend Susan St Ledger, the current President, Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk and incoming President, Worldwide Field Operations at Okta, on this episode of Founder Real Talk. Susan is an amazing personRead More…

Enterprise Software CEOs From The Cloud 100 Predict A Massive Upswing In 2021

As reported in Forbes. The Covid-19 pandemic has upended almost every facet of our lives; enterprise software companies, from startups to multibillion-dollar public companies, have not been immune to 2020’s headwinds. Yet this sector also benefited from the mass shiftRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #45 With Karthik Rau, Founder & CEO of SignalFx

I had a great time chatting with Karthik Rau, the Founder and CEO of SignalFx. Karthik started SignalFx in ’13 and grew the company as CEO all the way through to its successful acquisition by Splunk just over six yearsRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #44 With Barr Moses, Co-Founder & CEO of Monte Carlo Data

I’m really excited to bring you episode #44 of Founder Real Talk with Barr Moses, the Co-founder & CEO of Monte Carlo Data. Previously, Barr was VP at Gainsight where she helped scale the company 10x in revenue and workedRead More…