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Adrian Cockcroft – Battery Ventures

One of the luxuries that US VCs have over Australian ones is that with the size of their funds, range of investments and sheer size they can afford to employ crazy-smart technologists like Adrian.

Adrian was in Australia for a few days and I managed to catch up with him and grab this interview. It’s probably the most teccie interview I have done. On the edge of my comfort zone :0

Adrian worked at Netflix in 2008 when it made the decision to go all-in on Amazon Web Services as its cloud/infrastructure platform. It makes sense now, but back then this decision was pretty surprising to many people. He now works at one of the US’s best VCs, Battery Ventures where he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.

Thanks for being on the show, Adrian.

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