Hi folks--Vivek Saraswat here from Mayfield. I invest in early stage infrastructure and product development tools startups, including partnering at the Series A with the amazing team at DEV (hi @ben @jess @peter 👋). Prior to investing, I managed the primary enterprise product at Docker, launched the Storage for Cloud Native Apps product initiative at VMware, and worked on EBS Snapshots at Amazon Web Services.
In talking with many founders and developers, I've found people often have questions around areas like open-source commercialization, monetizing dev tools, enterprise product and go-to-market strategy, and early-stage company building. Recently I joined @the_prion on Software Engineering Daily where we discussed topics like what to consider when building an infrastructure startup, the evolution of the cloud native ecosystem, and strategies for bottoms-up adoption and product-led go-to-market. I also previously gave a talk at the Open Core Summit organized by @asynchio on commercial open-source product strategy, architecture and teams.
Since many of us are holed up remotely right now, I'm here to answer any questions you might have around these topics or any others--I'm also a singer/guitarist, video/tabletop gamer, and sci-fi/fantasy fan.
AMA! (and follow me on Twitter at @theVSaraswat for more on these topics)