My guest this week is Jon Edvald who is the CEO and co-founder of garden.io, makers of an open-source Kubernetes development and testing platform. During his 12+ years in software development, Jon has held engineering leadership roles with Clue and QuizUp
- [0:50] - What does Garden.io do?
- [2:16] - How did you go from being technical to becoming an entrepreneur
- [3:45] - How do you balance your desire to be technical with the other aspects of running a business?
- [5:47] - How has software development changed since you started?
- [8:30] - When does it make sense to have an open source offering?
- [14:00] - Is selling to devops different in US vs Europe?
- [15:11] - How did you determine the pricing for your commercial offering?
- [17:03] - How did you raise your first million dollars?
- [19:18] - How did you determine focus in your early stages and what were some of the mistakes made?
- [22:13] - Where do you go for mentorship and advice?
- [23:47] - Challenges and strategies that have worked for you in the current pandemic in terms of growing your business
- [27:04] - Tell us about the latest Garden commercial offering you just launched
Links:Book recommendation: Inventing the Future