Vercel – The Newest Chapter of My Life
I'll be joining the incredible team at Vercel to help build the future of web development.
I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the incredible team at ▲Vercel to help build the future of web development!
I've been an avid user of NextJS for a while now and the opportunity to help other developers build cool things with this framework is like a dream come true!
How It All Started
For me, accepting this offer was a no-brainer decision, but the path that led me to it was actually quite serendipitous.
Back in May, while working on Elegance, I accepted Guillermo Rauch's (CEO of Vercel) invitation to work on a really exciting freelance project with Vercel – the details of which are to be announced very soon.
Three weeks into the project, I received a term sheet for Elegance's pre-seed round.
I was overjoyed!
It's always been my dream to build my own startup, so I thought, "ok, I'll wrap up my project with Vercel and dive into Elegance full time!!"
However, last week, things took an unexpected turn.
I had a call with Guillermo, who suggested that I joined Vercel full-time instead and learn the following skills that would be invaluable when it comes to building a startup:
- Hard skills like infra engineering, DevRel, E2E testing, enterprise SaaS, etc.
- Soft skills like hiring & managing the best talent, negotiation techniques, etc.
I’ll also get the the opportunity to work directly with Vercel’s clients, a lot of which are Fortune 500 cos, and that will let me understand what their needs are and help me build a much better B2B product in the future.
The amount of growth potential is immense, not to mention it’ll be much easier it’ll be for me to raise at a better valuation later because of the skills, connections, and reputation that I would’ve built through this opportunity. This is really alluring for me at this stage of my career.
Essentially, he made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
Two days later, I signed the offer and it became official – I'm now part of the Vercel family!
Special shoutout to Kevin for being super accommodating throughout the hiring process!
Last but not least, to those of you who are building with #NextJS, or if you're looking to learn how to build cool stuff with #NextJS – my Twitter DMs are always open!
Whether it's a question about SWR, or a feature request for the Vercel team, I'd love to hear from you!