Alistair Woodman

High-tech plumber

Alistair has been working in the networking space since the 1980s. Product management jobs at Apple and Cisco kept him busy for over 20 years. For the last 10 years he has been an angel investor, startup entrepreneur, as well as providing business development support for several open-source projects. His relationship to the BEAM community started over 10 years after getting to know the team at Tail-f. He is a board member of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation.

Past Activities

Jane Walerud / Rob Mee / William King / Alistair Woodman
Code BEAM V America
11 Mar 2021
10.45 - 11.25

Panel Discussion around Startups, Venture Capital in the Erlang Ecosystem

In this Panel, we bring together angel and VC investors and founders to discuss the main drivers behind startups, investment and the BEAM. The panel features angel investor Jane Walerud, who not only got Erlang open sourced at Ericsson, but has invested and been CEO of multiple companies using the BEAM. Rob Mee is the founder of Pivotal labs, and is currently running an incubator which makes heavy use of Elixir. William King is the co-founder of Subspace, a company building the world’s (and space’s) fastest internet. Subspace has successfully raised over $100m over multiple rounds of funding. Together, we will discuss what really matters when raising funds. Was it the technology stack, the passion, the idea, the track record, or a mixture of all of them? What do VCs look for, and what do founders have to do to succeed?