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Andrew Peterson: Web application security, selling Signal Sciences
On this episode of Startup Foundations, we talked to Andrew Peterson, CEO & co-founder of Signal Sciences, an edge security solutions company that just sold to Fastly for almost $1B.
About This Episode:
Andrew and Greg discuss the impact that the acquisition had on him and his employees.
Andrew also shares his insights on what it takes to build a strong company culture and then challenges he faced as a first-time founder. We chat about the specific challenges of building a startup into a trusted brand in the security industry.
Andrew also shares his experience fundraising for Signal Sciences and talks about getting his first check for his startup from Michael Dearing at Harrison Metal. Finally, Andrew offers advice for early-stage founders and discusses the importance of building a great team from day 1.
Video Clips from Episode
Alec Hartman is the co-founder and CEO of Welcome Homes, a startup streamlining the way people buy homes online. Alec was also a co-founder in a now publicly traded company Digital Ocean, that provides cloud infrastructure that helps businesses build and scale software applications.
Richard White is a serial entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Fathom and previously User Voice. Richard’s current company is a Y-Combinator backed startup, working on a video plugin that enables recording and managing highlights from Zoom calls.
Jayce Hafner is the CEO and co-founder of FarmRaise, a startup streamlining the process for agricultural grants and funding. As someone who grew up on a family’s farm, Jayce knows how difficult getting farm funding can be. Hence her decision to build FarmRaise and improve the access to funding for modernizing farm operations.