Vue Storefront’s Series A round was led by Creandum, with Earlybird Digital East, Paua Ventures, and Movens Capital all participating. Angel investors include Evan You, Vue.js creator; Mathias Christensen&Christian Bach, Netlify founders; Paul St John, ex VP of Sales at Github and Heini Zachariassen, Vivino founder.
I used Open Source as a Marketing & Sales strategy as well as a Product Strategy multiple times. This is how we build two successful Professional Services Companies and two successful Product-based companies. We are also the co-creators of two large commercial open source projects - one for SAP, one for Shopware.
Crafting a software product, like Vue Storefront, is a pretty rich experience. Many different factors contribute to the success of an endeavor — or its failure. It’s like mixing lean startup, project management and coding altogether :-)