Drew Oetting On Building An $8 Billion Venture Capital Firm To Invest In Startups That Are Fixing Our Broken World
Drew Oetting is one of the biggest forces providing the financial fuel this new generation of fast-growing, super-sized startups need to make it. His venture capital firm, 8VC, has invested in startups like Unlearn, Chaos, Tome, and Ushur.
The Automated Code Testing Revolution is Underway: Announcing the SapientAI-8VC Partnership
AI and automation have become essential components in the developer's toolkit, transforming the way we build software and offering the best hope yet of meeting the unrelenting demand for scale, speed, and reliability that has come to characterize the cloud-native era. Whether as engineers or investors, when attempting to identify the essential tools amid a sea of contenders, context is everything. This is doubly true for generating test code - a realization that helped to guide the formation of 8VC’s newest portfolio company, SapientAI.
Closer than They Appear: Spartan Radar & The Future of Automotive Safety
Spartan Radar’s momentum continues to build following their Series B (led by 8VC and joined by strategics Microsoft and Wipro), with rapidly expanding partnerships and the addition of radar engineering authority Dr. Matt Markel as President. In this post, we explore how Spartan’s ambitious yet pragmatic approach delivers immediate safety upgrades to today’s automotive industry, while scaling to an autonomous future.
8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Piyush Jain (Yugabyte)
Today we are highlighting Piyush Jain from Yugabyte. Piyush is a software engineer at Yugabyte working in the database group. Before this, he worked at Nutanix, after which he completed his Masters at UT Austin with a focus on distributed systems. In his free time: Piyush keeps an eye on developments in layer 1 blockchains, enjoys hiking, practicing yoga and playing tennis (started picking up recently).
8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Ross Carter (Epirus)
Today we are highlighting Ross Carter from Epirus. Ross Carter is a Senior Software Engineer and the Product Software Scrum Master at Epirus, with a specialization in embedded software development. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Physics & Computer Science and joined Epirus immediately afterward. Outside of work, he enjoys making pottery, going to (mostly country/blues) concerts, and anything outdoors/active.