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Zeit’s Guillermo Rauch on Monetizing an Open Source Project Without Killing Your Community [Podcast]

Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Zeit, is a big believer in 2 contradictory ideas:

  1. To create a successful business, you have to create a ton of customer value that’s both viral and distributed (open source is great for this).
  2. But successful open source projects need to have a strong backing and foundation—not just code submitted ad-hoc.

In this episode of BUILD, learn how Guillermo rectifies those ideas into Zeit’s strategy for building a successful open source business—and community.

Ariel Winton
Ariel Winton
VP
OpenView

Ariel is a VP on the investment team at OpenView. She focuses on product-led software companies and helped lead the firm's investments in Calendly, Loopio, Balena, Zipwhip and Cogito. Prior to joining, she was a Product Manager at Yesware.
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