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

Episode 2: The Kong Story

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

Marco Palladino, Co-founder & CTO, Kong

0:50: Kong's origin story

5:48: How Kong’s underlying open source project generated early adoption

9:37: Shifting from open source adoption to commercialization

16:09: What enterprise features Kong prioritized building first

21:37: Hiring the early team balancing open-source and commercialization expertise

24:48: How to think about protecting your open-source IP

30:00: Marco's advice for open-source project owners who want to start a company

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