Ben and Cassidy chat with Ian Tien, CEO and cofounder, and Corey Hulen, CTO and cofounder of Mattermost, an open-source platform for developer collaboration. They focus on how Ian arrived at pc programming beneath duress, the connection between sport firms and SaaS firms, the challenges of monetizing open-source tasks, and why “software program is adopted, not offered.”
Ian and Corey met at Microsoft, the place they constructed Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 (which boasted its personal CD-ROM).
They went on to discovered Mattermost in 2016 to present builders one platform for collaborating throughout instruments and groups.
Ian, who beforehand based the sport firm SpinPunch, calls Mattermost “one more of these online game firms turned B2B software program firms,” like Slack and Discord. Says Ian: “Video games are all the chance of a film plus all of the complexity of a B2B SaaS product.”
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