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 managing director of Heavybit, and has more than 20 years of experience investing in developer-first enterprise infrastructure startups and helping them scale operations, finance, and GTM. He currently works with successful devtool startups such as Snyk, LaunchDarkly, Netlify, and CircleCI.

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Joseph Ruscio

General Partner

Joe is a general partner at Heavybit. He uses his many years of experience in academia, startup management, and venture capital to help practitioner-first teams scale their go-to-market strategy and their organizations. At present, he works with successful startups such as Tailscale, Localstack, Groundcover, and Partnerpage.

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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 has 15+ years of experience helping technical founders go to market. She has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and VentureBeat, and spoken at major industry events such as CES, TEDx, and SxSW. As an investor, she holds board positions with Yetto and Everfund.

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James Lindenbaum

Founding 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.

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Rachel Chalmers

Part-Time Partner

Previously a research VP who led 451 Research’s infrastructure practice to discover the likes of VMWare, Cloudera, and Splunk, Rachel has deep experience in venture capital and launching startups, having worked with Merian Ventures, Ignition Partners, and Alchemist Accelerator as president and managing director. She joins Heavybit’s team as a part-time partner.

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

Chief Financial Officer

Susie is Heavybit's Chief Financial Officer, 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.

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Andrew Park

Editorial Lead

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

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Jenny Gyllenberg

Executive Assistant

Max Davis

Max Davis

Senior Accountant

Max is Heavybit's Senior Accountant. He supports the team by managing the day-to-day internal finances.

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