Open Source Founders Summit 2024
May 27-28
Paris France

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Matt Barker

Co-founder/CEO, Jetstack

VP, Venafi

Matt has built his career on being on the leading edge of open source software. As a graduate, he joined the startup Canonical, where he managed to convince Asian computer manufacturers to pre-install Ubuntu instead of pirated Windows. He then moved on to become the bain of Oracle DBAs lives by joining fledgling NoSQL company MongoDB.

In 2015 he achieved his dream by co-founding a start-up around Kubernetes called Jetstack. Matt bootstrapped the company, and grew to 30 people before being acquired by the identity leader Venafi in 2020.

In the process of providing Kubernetes services, Jetstack created one of the most-popular cloud native projects in the ecosystem, ‘cert-manager’ which is downloaded millions of times a day to secure cloud native infrastructure.

Since joining Venafi, Matt has led their Global Cloud Native practice, and is building on cert-manager to explore new areas like workload identity. In January 2021 Matt was awarded as a top 100 Open Source Influencer by OpenUK.


Tuesday, 28 May 2024

10:25 - 10:45

The Blessing and Curse of Selling Open Source (talk)

Sales is the lifeblood of any startup, but what makes a good open source sales strategy?

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