About three years ago, Matt Wells and Scott Schwan had a huge task ahead of them. They were charged with bringing coffee giant Starbucks into the public cloud for the first time.
by Nat Levy
With a big budget, they figured they could buy a solution. But, as it turned out they couldn’t; there wasn’t a solution that worked for the job. To build out a cloud setup that complied with regulations and best practices, Wells and Schwan had to hire 20 engineers and invest a total of more than 30,000 hours of work.
It was this experience that convinced the long-time partners to branch out and start their own company. Shujinko, which spun out of Pioneer Square Labs late last year just raised $7.5 million to make sure other companies don’t have to experience the same headaches Wells and Schwan did at Starbucks.