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E13 – Kolton Andrus – Gremlin – Part 2 of 3

E13 – Kolton Andrus – Gremlin – Part 2 of 3

Kolton Andrus – CEO and Co-founder of Gremlin, a company that breaks IT systems on purpose to make them stronger. Gremlin is just 3 years old and has already raised $27 million in investment. We discuss the competitor in Kolton, building the chaos engineering community, Failure as a Service and the cost of failure, the importance of advocates in the sales process (clients include Twilio and Expedia), the allure of machine learning, the application of the ‘blast radius’ to business, general advice to new entrepreneurs, why leaders need to feel the widest variety of pain possible and entrepreneurs need to look for value, the inefficiencies of procurement and “fixing the internet”. This interview with Stephen Cummins took place in New Orleans in Collision in 2018. “2am when everything’s on fire, your heart’s beating, you don’t wanna screw up, you don’t wanna make things worse, but you gotta do things correctly. It’s a tough spot to be in.”

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