culture, future of Confluent ?

Uber InVi
Oct 2 7 Comments

how is it to work for confluent ? hos is the growth, given its already value at 2.5B is there more runway? lot of company commercialize open source in past did not have great valuation in longer run - cloudera/ horton works

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  • Uber sarcool
    You are correct. My rule of thumb - do not work for a 'build open source and hope to get paid for support' model. It will take years to be profitable as support cost is too high (as we all have seen on Blind). Margins are too low so you have to have massive scale to build a viable business.
    Oct 2 3
    • Confluent KafJuice
      Word. Also, see ride-sharing stocks. More better, no?
      Oct 2
    • Uber sarcool
      There are no hopes for either Uber or Lyft IMHO
      Oct 2
    • Confluent C-137
      🤣
      Oct 7
  • Amazon a^=b^=a^=b
    Except that MongoDB, and Elasticsearch are couple of examples that have the same business model and have reached $6-8B valuation.
    Oct 2 1
    • Confluent KafJuice
      Our growth is even faster than theirs
      Oct 2
  • Uber sarcool
    You are right Amazon. Though they are still making big losses, and it's been 10 years since Mongo DB started. Not sure about Elastic.
    Oct 2 0

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