Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
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Episode 16: Open-Source Observability with Chronosphere

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

Martin Mao, Co-founder & CEO, Chronosphere

Martin is the Co-founder & CEO of Chronosphere, the open source-based observability platform that started with the open source metrics engine M3. M3 has almost a 1K person Slack community and was started at Uber where the Chronosphere team initially worked on it. Chronosphere is a unicorn company and has raised $255M from Greylock, General Atlantic, Lux Capital, Addition, Founders Fund, Spark Capital, and Glynn Capital.

In this episode, we discuss open source as an industry shift for observability, the early days of M3 at Uber, the opportunity for Chronosphere as an independent company, the right business model for Chronosphere, and product / team-building advice for other open source founders.

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