We believe in bringing people together. From in-house experts to special guests. Our mentors have lived the startup grind and know intimately well what it means to be an entrepreneur.
The Rackspace SF office is product and R&D driven, housing members from: Mailgun, RedisToGo, Cloudkick, airbrake.io, Anso Labs and product teams like cloud monitoring, autoscaling, mobile, ux designers and of course Mr. Robert Scoble himself.
Their experience gives them a unique understanding of what your startup is facing. Through scheduled mentorship hours you will have opportunity to seek their wisdom.
#loggly #splunk #evangelist
In a given day you may find Kord evangelizing on variety of topics, including the bright, shiny future of cloud computing, crude developer-centric marketing tactics, and the importance of practicing digital detox at the most unseasonable of moments. Kord was sculpted into a battle hardened entrepreneur by way of several startups of little note, including an ancient dialup ISP called The Internet Shop, a distributed web crawler by the name of Grub, a smells-like-Flickr site named Zoto and, of course, Loggly. Kord also served as Splunk's Chief Evangelist during the Cold War, but that's a story for another day.
#anso-labs #openstack #bizdev
Soo co-founded Anso Labs (acquired by Rackspace in 2011), a software consultancy who wrote Nova, a IaaS compute framework. Nova was adopted by NASA and soon became the OpenStack Compute Project. The rest is history. As the Director of Operations at Rackspace, Soo is a cloud whisperer, customer advocate, and manages solutions engineers. Her team developed Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition from proof of concept development, pilot implementations, to final product for roll-out in US, Europe, and Asia for the OpenStack Austin - Essex release.
#technology #startups #context
As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.
#cloudkick #YC #coder
Dan is the general manager of the Rackspace San Francisco office. He came to Rackspace through the acquisition of Cloudkick, a YC backed cloud management and monitoring service. As co-founder of Cloudkick he was known for wearing multiple hats, from leading the engineer team as CTO to growing the sales organization.
#webmail #entrepreneur #corp-dev
Pat joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his startup, Webmail.us, a business email hosting company once listed as the faster growing company in America. Pat is the Senior VP of Corporate Development at Rackspace. He’s also an angel investor and advisor to several startups.
#rightscale #entrepreneur #angel
Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to many cloud companies. He joined Rackspace from the acquisition of Exceptional.io. Jonathan is also the founder of RightScale, ELC Technologies (acquired by Kamran Pourzanjani), RightCart (acquired by Buy), and RightSignature.
#mailgun #YC #bizdev
Taylor is a co-founder of YC backed Mailgun, the email automation engine for developers. Taylor ran the business and operations side of Mailgun and is your guy for fundraising, bizdev, marketing and ops.
#geekdomsf #cloudkick #marketing
Robert is the producer of Geekdom San Francisco. He came to Rackspace through the Cloudkick acquisition where he lead product marketing. Previously he helped build the Firefox community at Mozilla, and spent time in NY-LA-India working in the film industry.
#vision #innovation #strategy
Fred is an experienced entrepreneur, technology pioneer, innovator, and media professional. He has written 14 books and served as editor of PC Magazine, PC Week, A+, and MacUser. Davis was also instrumental in a number of startups including Wired, CNET, and Ask Jeeves. He has appeared on TV and radio shows such as the CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and NPR's "All Things Considered."