“Startup is like starting a new religion.” – The Gluster Story [Told UnPluggd]

At UnPluggd, Gluster cofounder Anand Babu Periasamy shared the Gluster story (*) and a few key learning.

“We had no idea what we wanted to do.”

“How to tackle a start-up (B-Plan stage) when u get to know that an established company is already working on a similar project? “

“Great ideas are always controversial.”

“Failure is when you give up, everything else is only a difficult situation.”

“By letting the customers free & not locking them with their data, we actually made them trust us and stick.”

“Ideas and knowledge grow by sharing. Share ideas. Be open. grow together.”

“If competition thinks what you are doing is not the right way to do it – that’s great validation.”

“As a start-up, fight with clever ideas and speed rather than patents!“

“Startup is like a starting new religion.”

“We had to rack mount our engineers. Offices were too small.”

PS: We will publish the transcripts very soon, as the audio quality hasn’t come out very well.
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* Gluster was recently acquired by RedHat for $136mn.

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