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

Episode 68: Managing Open Source Data Services with Aiven

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

Oskari Saarenmaa is Founder & CEO of Aiven, the fully managed, open source cloud data platform. Their platform combines all the tools needed to connect and manage open source data services such as Apache Kafka, Grafana, MySQL, Redis, InfluxDB along with many others. They have also open sourced a number of projects themselves (see here on GitHub).

Aiven has raised $420M from investors including IVP and Atomico.

In this episode, we discuss automation as a core value, finding a role in the open source ecosystem across multiple projects, the importance of 24/7 support when you have global customers, learning GTM as a technical team & more!

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