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

Episode 63:'s New Mobile Testing Framework Maestro

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

Leland Takamine is Co-Founder & CEO of, the team behind open source mobile UI testing framework Maestro. The framework, which is a compelling new alternative to Appium or Espresso, has quickly grown to 2.6K stars and a community of >700 users.

The company has raised $3M from investors including Cowboy Ventures, Essence VC, and a number of high-profile angel investors.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of ease of use for getting open source adoption, how community feedback creates a product advantage, the challenges with timing open source adoption, learnings from growing a community, how to time a paid product & more!

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