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[meteor founder]

One of the reasons we raised a large series A (and from Andreessen in particular, who are incredibly skilled and patient) was to create certainty and confidence in the platform.

The round ensures that we can work on Meteor for several years without having worry about building a product or finding another line of revenue to stay alive. It lets us build a core engineering focused on the platform, so we can get to 1.0 as fast as possible. And it takes the risk of an acquihire right off the table -- the round was too big for that to make sense anymore.

We talk about some of this on our blog: http://meteor.com/blog/2012/07/25/meteors-new-112-million-de...

Cool! Well, good luck. I'll just be a late adopter this technology cycle and hope it doesn't burn me. :)

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