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Armon Dadgar, Co-founder of HashiCorp - Changing Hats as a Founder

"Most start-ups fail launching 1 product...we were starting 8." - Armon Dadgar


Big tech companies have their pros and cons; but compared to the freedom found in startups, the choice was a no-brainer for Armon.

In this episode, we interview Armon Dadgar, Co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp, about how his company gained success through a balanced relationship with the co-founder, seed money from trusted investors, and changing hats as the CTO to best fit the specific concerns of the quarter.

In this episode, we discuss:

• Armon’s journey to startups & HashiCorp’s origin
• Startup success & funding through friendship
• Changing hats as a founder
• The HashiCorp Employee Exchange and COVID-19 epiphanies
• Building an open source business vs. open source project

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This is The Founder Formula: Every passing moment, a tech startup disrupts life as it was. In humanity’s pursuit of faster, better, and higher capacity, fresh companies are tackling old problems and modern complexities, all while pushing the bounds of the future. The Founder Formula brings you in—behind the curtains and inside the minds of executives at Start-ups that have traditionally only been found in Silicon Valley—and the Venture Capital Firms that fund them.

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