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Scaling Basho

Scaling Basho

Lightning Talk on the aspects of humanism and culture in growing a tech company--lessons learned from Basho over the years. Delivered at FirstMark Capital's 2013 Tech Summit.

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Tom Santero

June 13, 2013
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  1. @tsantero Scaling Basho Tom Santero

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  3. Humble Beginnings

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  6. < 10 employees 0 Revenue 0 Production Users 2009

  7. < 120 employees $$$ Revenue 1000s Production Users 2013

  8. Company == People

  9. This is Basho

  10. 0 37.5 75 112.5 150 2009 2010 2011 2012 Present

    Basho Headcount
  11. Administration

  12. Engineering

  13. Client Services

  14. Professional Services

  15. Sales

  16. Marketing

  17. Evangelism

  18. { Cost of a new employee Recruiting Equipment On-boarding Training

    ~ = 3 - 6 months
  19. In 2010 Basho hired our first Remote Employee

  20. Hire Smart

  21. Be Selective

  22. Group Interviews

  23. Early focus on Engineering

  24. Strong focus on Engineering

  25. Eliminate Silos

  26. Culture

  27. { } values happiness productivity

  28. Culture at Basho is STRONG

  29. Work from Anywhere

  30. Permissive PTO / Vacation Policies

  31. Autonomy breeds Happiness

  32. Autonomy breeds productivity

  33. Community

  34. Embrace Open Source

  35. Engage your Base

  36. Conferences & Meetups

  37. Transparency { Hiring Advertising Post-Mortems ~ = :)

  38. Thanks! @tsantero