In this episode. Mingsheng Hong, Co-Founder and CEO of Bluesky Data sat down with Justin Borgman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Starburst, to share insights into data infra and its ecosystem, the founding stories of Bluesky and Starburst, as well as lessons learned from their entrepreneurial journeys.
1:37 Justin’s secrets in pursuing the entrepreneurial path
7:26 Justin’s retrospectives on Hadapt, profit market fit, and bootstrapping Starburst
12:50 Justin’s advice to founders in a down market
16:10 The need for high ROI and Bluesky’s mission
21:38 I wonder what that engine might be?
22:06 Bluesky’s future product roadmap discussion
24:21 Benefits of data eng having more workload/business knowledge, and the data mesh movement
27:28 The need for ETL or ELT?
29:45 The benefits of rapid prototyping
30:55 Starburst’s query resilience support
34:05 Challenges in different startup states
37:08 Authenticity, radical transparency and trust as a key culture value
38:13 A bold claim about the future