Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
Data Tooling

Episode 10: Prefect - Open-Source Data Flow Automation

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Jeremiah Lowin, CEO & Founder, Prefect

Jeremiah is the founder of Prefect, the data flow company that sits on top of the open-source workflow project Prefect Core as well as the recently released orchestration engine project Prefect Orion. Unlike many open-source companies, Prefect didn't start out as open-source. Two years into the company-building journey, Prefect Core launched and the traction from there has been very strong.

Today, Prefect has a Slack community of over 10K members and has raised from VCs including Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Tiger Global, and Positive Sum.

In this episode, we discuss the early Prefect story, open-source as a social network, different ways to approach fundraising as an open-source company, product positioning, and more!

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