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Sytse Sijbrandij of Gitlab: ‘Focus on growth key to success’

September this year Gitlab announced that it had raised a $20 million Series B round led by August Capital. Existing investors Khosla Ventures and Y-Combinator also participated. In this HitEnter video interview, the CEO of Gitlab Sytse Sijbrandij talks about why he decided to change from a ‘product company to a growth company.’ Why he thinks that Dutch startups don’t lack ambition, but need a better supporting ecosystem and how he tries to not only be open in code but also as a company. Sijbrandij talks furthermore about:

If you’re into open source and trying to grow your startup this interview is time well-spend. You’re going to learn a lot. Enjoy! 

Note: this interview was recorded long before the latest funding round of $20 million in september 2016.

Samir Saberi

Entrepreneur | Co-founder @StartupsAnoniem, @StartupJuncture | Partner @StartupDelta | Node1| Tech Blogger| Samir is interested in and loves to work with crazy, dissident, rebel startups that challenge the status quo to make things better. Drop him a line at samir[at]startupjuncture[.]com

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