But building a cloud infrastructure startup is a special kind of hard. This panel is stacked with "been there, done that" founders who are prepared to tell you their stories, show you their scars and point out some of the less-obvious landmines in your path. They won't offer advice so much as they'll offer the right set of questions you should be asking yourself *before* you take that fateful step into cloud infrastructure startup land.
- How far up the stack do you go to find customers that will help you build momentum while still showing VCs and potential acquisitors that you've got a broad enough base to add value in a larger context?
- Which technologies do you embrace to build out your feature set?
- How do you articulate a compelling enough vision to attract the right talent away from the myriad competing offers they get every week?