Mr. Andrew Miklas co-founded PagerDuty, Inc. in 2009. He joined S28 in December 2017 and serves as a Partner. Mr. Miklas holds a BSE in software engineering from University of Waterloo from 2001-2006, and an MSc, in computer science from University of Toronto in 2006-2008.
Claudio Pinkus: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. The first question is what is it that you think makes for successful companies? What are the most important ingredients? Please narrow it down to the essence.
Andrew Miklas: I think the traditional answer – “founders, market, and product” – is pretty close to the right one. More specifically, my partners and I have a theory that for any successful startup, there are probably only seven or so unique factors that drive its success.
David Scott Carlick believes that successful investing hinges on markets and entrepreneurial teams. Products and services that are clever and adaptive yield success in new markets. To deliver these products and services requires vision and collaboration by inspired people.
David is currently an independent director and investor at PayActiv and Music Audience Exchange, and an investor in several private companies and venture funds. He is also an early investor in CodeStream.
Q: You are an investor in CodeStream. Why did you decide it was a good bet?
Periodically, Team CodeStream will look to interview leaders from around the world of software development to share the latest trends and insights from our fast-changing industry. For this first interview, we figured why not start with our own Peter Pezaris, Founder & CEO of CodeStream.
Peter has been building the future of collaboration for 23 years. A pioneer in social networking, news feeds, and real-time messaging, he now leads CodeStream as we embark on radically improving the software development process.