The Cloud City Meetup (organized by Charles and Chris) brings top technologists to Seattle to discuss their latest projects, questions, and perspectives with an audience at the puffy edge of the cloud. Code is encouraged!
Ever want to make the bridge from engineering to starting a company? Curious about how to build a profitable, primarily self-funding software company?
Scott Klein founded StatusPage with his brother, built it profitably from zero to a million dollars in 18 months, and sold the company to Atlassian.
Scott started his career as an engineer, became a YCombinator CEO, and became an engineer again at one of the most ubiquitous technical software companies in the world.
We're very excited to announce a special edition of the Cloud City Meetup with Chetan Puttagunta, General Partner at Benchmark.
Chetan will discuss different approaches to building large enterprise software companies, attributes he looks for in entrepreneurs, and what he means by going slow to go fast. He has a truly remarkable track record, including names like Mulesoft, MongoDB, and Elastic that have gone on to be public companies.
Chetan Puttagunta is a General Partner at Benchmark. He currently serves on the boards of Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), Sketch, Pachyderm, Duffel, and Modern Treasury. He previously led investments in and served on the boards of MuleSoft (NYSE: MULE, acquired by Salesforce), MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), Acquia (acquired by Vista Equity), and Scout (acquired by Workday). Chetan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
The Cloud City Meetup is a regular event series in Seattle featuring top technology leaders from around the world. Its hosts, Charles Fitzgerald and Chris Kelley (Shipyard Capital), have built several software companies and are active enterprise investors based in the Northwest.