Investing in Drifting in Space

I made an angel investment in Drifting in Space (opens in a new tab) coming out of the YC W22 batch. DIS is the company behind Jamsocket (opens in a new tab), an infrastructure provider for “session-lived backends” based on the open source project Spawner (opens in a new tab). Paul and Taylor, founders of the company, previously spent time building data-heavy applications at great engineering orgs like Two Sigma and Datadog. 

Other than having really enjoyed my meetings with them, I think Jamsocket could be a core piece of software infrastructure for many applications going forward. There's a few trends that have been already talked about over the last couple of years, but have yet to gain major traction due to the technical overhead required to support them:

I'm really excited to see the team execute on this!

This is part of a broader interest I have in “heterogeneous computing”, which I put in quotes because it’s not the traditional definition. For example, what if hardware selection was inferred by the type of compute that is going to be run, instead of being static? What if your ORM was routing your data to different databases based on the type of queries usually run on it?

My email is on the homepage, always happy to chat about this stuff!

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