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Episode #202: Building a software business

Published Sat, Mar 9, 2019, recorded Wed, Jan 30, 2019.


One core question around open source is how do you fund it? Well, there is always that PayPal donate button. But that's been a tremendous failure for many projects. Often the go-to answer is consulting.

But what if you don't want to trade time for money? You could take things up a notch and change the equation, exchanging value for money. That's what Ines Montani and her co-founder did when they started Explosion.ai with SpaCY as the foundation.

Listen to her story about building a sustainable software business on open source and Python.

Links from the show

Ines' EuroPython keynote: youtube.com
spaCy: spacy.io
Explosion.ai: explosion.ai
Prodigy App: prodi.gy
Ines on Twitter: @_inesmontani
Reasons companies fail: getautopsy.com

Ines Montani
Ines Montani
Ines is a developer specializing in applications for AI technology. She's the co-founder of Explosion AI and a core developer of spaCy, one of the most popular libraries for Natural Language Processing, and Prodigy, an annotation tool for radically efficient machine teaching.
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