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    Tom Drummond

    Managing Director, Heavybit

    Tom is the cofounder and first investing partner at Heavybit. He’s spent the last 15 years working with developer tool, SaaS and enterprise infrastructure teams and helps founders with their early operations and financial reporting, fundraising and GTM.

  • Joe Ruscio
    Joe Ruscio

    General Partner, Heavybit

    Joe cofounded Librato (acquired by SolarWinds) and is the only partner to have also been Heavybit founder. He advises teams on leadership, GTM and scaling large-scale systems. He holds board positions with Orbit, Tailscale, PartnerPage, Divebell, Metrist and others.

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    Jesse Robbins

    General Partner, Heavybit

    Jesse is the co-founder of Chef and Orion Labs. He was the first chair of O’Reilly’s Velocity conference kickstarting the DevOps movement and served as Amazon’s original “Master of Disaster.” He is an avid dev community-builder and technical advisor and holds board positions with Sanity, Mobot, and others.

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    Dana Oshiro

    General Partner, Heavybit

    Dana manages Heavybit’s team, program, and designed Heavybit’s first community events and content. She’s spent the last 8 years helping teams like Netlify, LaunchDarkly and Snyk define their community and marketing strategies.

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    James Lindenbaum

    General Partner, Heavybit

    James is the co-founder of Heroku and Heavybit. He established Heavybit as the only fund focused solely on developer company go-to-market. He is an astute advisor on developer product design, early GTM, and is a board member to Begin.

    • Andrea Echstenkamper
      Andrea Echstenkamper

      VP Marketing, Heavybit

      Andrea is the VP of Marketing at Heavybit where she consults Heavybit portfolio and member companies and develops the Heavybit brand’s GTM.

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      Susie Singh

      Director of Finance, Heavybit

      Susie is Heavybit's Director of Finance, overseeing funding transactions, audits, reporting, and more.

      • Ted Carstensen
        Ted Carstensen

        Platform Director, Heavybit

        Ted manages Heavybit’s platform team and advisor network. He facilitates knowledge sharing across our community through the programming of speaker series, office hours, group sessions and Heavybit’s DevGuild conference series.

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        Mina Benothman

        Growth Marketing Manager, Heavybit

        Mina champions our reach, segmentation and activation efforts, and ensures that the right content is delivered to the right people at the right time.

        • Monique Lupu
          Monique Lupu

          Platform Assistant, Heavybit

          Monique keeps Heavybit's platform operations running smoothly, so that Heavybit's team and founders can get the most value out of our thriving resources and community.

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          Andrew Park

          Editorial Lead, Heavybit

          Andrew works on content to support the Heavybit team and our portfolio of incredible startups.


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