Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
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Episode 43: Building Supabase, the Open Source Firebase Alternative

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

Paul Copplestone is Co-Founder & CEO of Supabase the open source Backend-as-a-Service company that provides storage, authentication, edge functions, and a postgres database to users.

Supabase's project, also called supabase, has 36K stars on GitHub and is positioned as the "open source Firebase alternative".

Supabase has raised $116M from investors including Coatue, Felicis, and YC.

In this episode, we discuss positioning as an open source alternative to "x", the benefits of going through YC as an open source company, how to judge open source momentum, learnings for other early open source founders, and more!

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