Joining Kleiner as a general partner in 2011, Mike Abbott leads the firm’s unit focusing on big data and infrastructure startups. He previously helped Twitter scale its architecture to support the 250m daily tweets it now sees and co-founded social branding firm Passenger. Here, he talks about changes in the space and emerging tech hubs.
¤ What areas are you interested in?
I spend time around infrastructure and big data and am interested in both consumer and enterprise applications that are built around big data because I have built and shipped those products in the consumer enterprise space. I look at companies in both.
¤ What kind of changes have you seen in big data over the past year?
Over a year or two ago the focus was on…