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

Episode 67: Automated Certificate Management with Smallstep

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

Mike Malone is Founder of Smallstep, the automated certificate management platform for DevOps teams. Their certificate management project, also called smallstep, has 5K stars on GitHub and provides a private certificate authority and ACME server for secure automated certificate management.

Smallstep has raised $26M from investors including Boldstart and StepStone Group.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of staying lean before achieving PMF, where to draw the line on free open source vs. paid product, his learnings as an engineer-turned-founder & more!

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