April 22nd, 2014 Bain Capital Ventures presents the Open Source Startup Summit


On 4/22 Tuesday, Bain Capital Ventures sponsored event “Bain Capital Ventures presents the Open Source Startup Summit”, organized by empirical.ly, took place at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.

Bringing in some of the hottest open source companies and platforms, the summit served to change the way people think about open source. Open source domain experts dived deep into strategies and stories from the trenches about how they built their businesses.

OLC attended the evening startup mixer section, #sfbeta startup showcase presented by Datastax, following the general sessions of the summit. Hundred of tech enthusiasts attended to share drinks and conversations about the future of open source.

We talked to some startups at the #sfbeta showcase including:


Kloudless is a toolkit for cloud storage users and developers that makes it easy to integrate and work with users’ favorite cloud storage services. Kloudless puts cloud storage services in the places users need them to be.


Stormpath is a User Management API that reduces development time with instant-on, scalable user infrastructure. Stormpath’s intuitive API and expert support make it easy for developers to authenticate, manage and secure users and roles in any application.

About Bain Capital Ventures:


Bain Capital Ventures' new Palo Alto office led by Managing Directors Salil Deshpande and Ajay Agarwal has made more than a dozen sizable investments (not counting seeds) in less than two years. Bain Capital Ventures, with approximately $4B under management and offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York, is the venture arm within Bain Capital, with $70B under management. Bain Capital Ventures raises a new venture fund approximately every three years and is currently investing out of a $660M stage-agnostic venture fund raised in 2012 in projects ranging from $500K seeds to $50M growth-stage investments.

About empirical.ly:

empirical.ly is a team of creators, producers, and founders with deep experience in emerging technology.

empirical.ly connects startup communities around the world through a global series of events and relationships with top entrepreneurs and tech companies. They produce their events in technology hubs around the world and have been leaders in the startup communities in NYC and SF since 2006. From world-class speakers to emerging startups, they curate companies that are doing simply amazing things to participate in their events.