Building our own video conferencing solution with daily.coDuring lockdown, I decided to not spend all of my free time playing video games,
and catch up on some programming. So a couple weeks ago, in between about 4-5
meetings, I put together a drop-in replacement for Zoom using the daily.co
Presenting: Meet [https://github.com/rootvc/meet].
Pull requests and Issues welcome. I've abstracted away all the Root-specific
code, so you can now deploy your own instance of Meet to your own Netlify
account with one click from the GitHub...One framework I like to think about in large developer tools opportunities is what I'm trying to call lowering the floor and raising the ceiling....In Hard tech, I talked about the overarching thesis at Root Ventures. But I mentioned that my area is hard software. What do I mean by that? I'm tempted to say, "you know it when you see it," but here's a few heuristics I think about....
Developer tools are enterprise softwareLast week I wrote about how developer tools are consumer software, but there are also obvious ways in which they are enterprise software. Since this is more or less the traditional way to think about (and value) developer tools companies, I won’t belabor it, but there are a few interesting points...
Developer tools are consumer softwareI’m surprised how many firms put a partner from their enterprise software team on their developer tools thesis area. Don’t get me wrong, many of these investors are truly fantastic...