Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Episode 133: Reinventing Authorization with Google's Zanzibar Paper

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

Jake Moshenko is Co-Founder & CEO of AuthZed, the scalable authorization platform based on Google's Zanzibar white paper. Their open source permissions database spiceDB has 5K stars on GitHub and enables fine-grained access control for customer applications.

AuthZed has raised $4M from investors including Work-Bench and Amplify.

In this episode, we dig into the Zanzibar approach to auth, branding themselves as a database, building for big companies from the get-go, their Hacker News launch and how getting on the front page kickstarted their project's growth, monetizing early & more!

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