In this episode of the Hacking Open Source Business podcast, hosts Avi Press and Matt Yonkovit are joined by Maxim Wheatley, Head of Global Marketing and Sales at Merico, to discuss important sales and marketing metrics for open source projects and businesses. Maxim shares his insights on key metrics like Slack growth, new contributors, retention, and engagement, and the limitations of certain metrics like stars. They also delve into the commercialization strategy of Merico, which involves open core with a twist and offering managed, hosted versions with paid solutions for their main product, Merico Analytics. Maxim also shares his thoughts on donating open source projects to foundations, building trust in open source sales, and the challenges of marketing and branding in open source. The conversation offers valuable insights for anyone looking to measure the success and growth of their open source projects or businesses.
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In the 3rd Episode of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast Joseph Jacks (JJ), the founder of OSS Capital, a VC firm specializing in investments in open source businesses, shares his insider view on building, funding, and growing open source businesses. Avi and Matt ask JJ to cover his investment strategy, what he looks for in founders, how he evaluates business growth, and more! If you are a maintainer thinking about trying to get seed funding, an open source business executive evaluating growth, or an aspiring investor in open source you won't want to miss this episode.
Avi Press, Scarf and Open Source Insights
Avi Press, Founder & CEO of Scarf, shares his journey with open-source and how it landed him in his position today. Scarf is a venture backed company empowering open-source developers by building systems and tools to help the overall collaboration in it. Tune in to The Secret Sauce and enjoy!
We are super excited to have as our guest, Avi Press, Founder and CEO of Scarf. Avi tells us all about Scarf, Scarf Gateway, the tools that compliment it, and details how Scarf is helping open source software developers use data effectively. Also, Avi shares something he was surprised about early on with usage of open source projects.