Open core has a “built-in conflict” between the open source project, the community, and the commercial vendor. Managing this conflict properly is crucial for the success of your company. It will help tremendously if you derive what goes into open source vs. what’s proprietary from first principles.
1on1s aren’t rocket science. Yet, it still makes sense to put a basic structure in place.
Elastic is growing faster than its peers, on top of higher absolute numbers. Particularly the last 2–3 quarters before the S-1 filings are outstanding. That’s both promising, as well as setting high expectations for the post-IPO results.
Bloomberg’s article caught my eye, and I looked into how GitHub is performing. All metrics are from Eric Newcomer’s Bloomberg article and tweets.
Summarizing a successful startup in one sentence is simple: Great people build great products, get great customers, and eventually build a great company.