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

Episode 38: Application Monitoring with Open Source Unicorn Sentry

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

David Cramer is the Co-Founder & CTO of Sentry, the open source error tracking and performance monitoring unicorn company used by over 3.5M developers and 85K organizations.

The company's most popular open source project, also called sentry, has over 31K stars and lets users monitor and fix crashes in real-time. The server is in Python, but it contains a full API for sending events from any language, in any app.

Sentry has raised $217M from investors including Accel, NEA, and Bond.

In this episode, we talk with David about starting Sentry before open source business models were mainstream, how he's adapted as a leader holding the CEO and CTO seats at different points in time, and his candid advice to open source founders (particularly first-time founders) starting out today.

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