Capital & Candor

Heavybit is the domain authority on bottom-up developer companies. Our team-based structured approach helps founders turn visions into movements, products into platforms, and contributors into communities.

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Tom Drummond

Managing Director

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.

Joseph Ruscio

Joseph Ruscio

General Partner

Joseph 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

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

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

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

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

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

Ted Carstensen

Ted Carstensen

Platform Director

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

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

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

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

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