Nick Lavezzo is cofounder and COO of FoundationDB
, which is an industrial strength NoSQL database with a data model similar to Google’s Spanner and F1 projects (which run AdWords).
FoundationDB is the only DC startup that is angel funded by the famous Ron Conway
’s SV Angel fund.
FoundationDB also raised $5.5MM seed from Michael Walrath
(founder of Right Media), and Howard Lerman
(CEO of Yext), and their most recent $17MM Series A
from west-coast firm Sutter Hill Ventures with additional investment from CrunchFund (which is owned by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington
Prior to FoundationDB, Nick and his cofounders built another successful startup in the DC area, Visual Sciences, which after a series of acquisitions was ultimately sold to Omniture for $394MM
then to Adobe (where they are still selling their product today)
Topics include: fundraising, marketing developer oriented products, building a community using social media, getting press attention, solving “impossible” problems, DCTech