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

Episode 116: From Open Source DataHub to Closed Source Metaphor

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

Mars Lan is Co-Founder and CTO of Metaphor, the modern data catalog that is described as the "Social Platform for Data." Metaphor was created by the founders of ⁠DataHub⁠ which is known as the leading open source metadata platform.

Metaphor has raised over $10M from investors including Amplify, a16z, and Point72 Ventures.

In this episode, we dig into the story behind Metaphor's creation - and why the team didn't build a managed service on top of DataHub, why Metaphor isn't open source, why sales funnel is the biggest benefit of building a company using open source & much more!

Full audio episode here

Full video episode here

For more on Metaphor's story, check out the link ⁠here

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