Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source […]... TechCrunch · 3 days
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Apple-owned company FoundationDB today announced the open source release of the FoundationDB Record Layer,... more
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