Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
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Episode 65: Bringing Designers & Developers Together with Open Source Penpot

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

Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz is Co-Founder & CEO of Penpot, the open-source design and prototyping platform. Their core open source project, also called penpot, has over 19K stars on GitHub.

Penpot received a lot of attention from the spike in growth following the Figma / Adobe acquisition announcement. They've since announced an $8M fundraise led by Decibel Partners.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of open standards in getting developers excited about design, why Figma users have been excited about Penpot, building a community with design and developer personas & more!

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