This is my first in a three-part series to express my top nine questions used to evaluate the appropriate partnership that Agile Stacks looks to have with other cool companies and startups in infrastructure automation, machine learning, and/or DevOps. The ecosystem is growing so fast that there simply is not enough time nor bandwidth to consider every latest, well-funded software startup in our space. Let's be honest, we make some good choices and we make a few bad ones (hopefully, more good than bad). Using these questions get me through the tough topics that eventually I will need to answer anyway.
For young SaaS companies looking to develop a product and get it to the market as quickly as possible, without neglecting the need to build a sustainable business, finding the right technology partners is high-stakes. The process can seem overwhelming—a little like dating.