I was digging around on his company site and found a nice piece by one of their younger folk — summarizing comments by many CEO-s, startup founders who have spoken at their company’s events. Found it quite interesting: read it here.
Some were directly relevant to the field of databases — e.g. the CAP theorem is directly quoted in one of the comments. Some of the comments I found interesting:
- Try to rid of internal emails completely because they get in the way of productivity. Instead, all members of the product and design teams should use Slack + GitHub + Sunrise + any other tools to keep your team out of their inbox. [Jeremy Le Van, Sunrise]
- Data prep is still the primary time-suck for data science teams. [Amir Orad, Sisense]
- The Minimum Viable Product should not just be your first release — it should be every release. [Rohun Gholkar, NewsCred]
Matt Turck’s claim to fame: He / his company is VC to airbnb, DraftKings, pinterest, lumosity and others.