Episode 36

How to Build a Decacorn

With Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and CEO at DataBricks

By Ashu Garg


Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and CEO of DataBricks

DataBricks CEO and cofounder, Ali Ghodsi, is back on the podcast for a third time, making him the most frequent guest we’ve had on the show. On this episode, courtesy of our recent enterprise conference, FC BUILD 2021, Ali shares the founding story of Spark and DataBricks, and his own story of going from an academic to a CEO.

Ali breaks down the evolution of DataBricks’ business model and the company’s go-forward vision as a broader platform for data scientists and ML engineers. And he offers advice for founders trying to build a company out of an open-source project.

Ali also gets the best way for startups to engage with DataBricks. And he shares what he’s learned, from the ground up, about getting go-to-market right and converting that know-how into a $10+B company.

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Published on 02.17.2022
Written by Ashu Garg

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