Imagine arriving in San Francisco from Milan, with a business idea and only money to last you a week. Next thing you know you are crashing at a stranger’s house, notably one that went on to found Uber...
Marco Palladino, now co-founder and CTO of Kong, did exactly that. Marco, with his co-founder, was able to build a network and even sign their first investment round at that kitchen table.
In this episode, we learn about how their first company, Mashape, turned into the world’s most popular open source microservice API gateway, Kong. Kong is in the business of enabling ‘architectural freedom by connecting all microservices and APIs natively within and across clouds, Kubernetes, data-centers, and more’. Kong has 150M+ downloads of their open source product, 1M+ instances of Kong running per month across the work, and over 250 enterprise customers.
Marco calls APIs the ‘3rd industrial revolution in this world’, the ‘assembly line of software’. Tune in this week for a crash course on containers, cloud APIs, and microservices.