Last week, Facebook’s extraordinary three-year-old Open Compute Project passed yet another milestone: it spawned its first commercial startup led by one of the people who helped birth the organization. And the startup, named, Coolan is following very closely in OCP’s game-changing footsteps. Reports the INC
Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook’s hardware design team who worked with Jay Park to build Facebook’s Prineville data center, one of the greenest data centers ever designed. (And much of it was designed on a napkin, too … read on.)
Coolan has other backers, too, including North Bridge Venture Partners and Chamath Palihapitiya’s fund, The Social + Capital Partnership. Palihapitiya is one of Facebook’s earliest employees, now a VC, who has since backed of a long list of startups.