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Karl Alomar

Karl Alomar


As DigitalOcean's COO, Karl built the business from first product to >500 employees & $250M ARR over six years and prepared it for its eventual IPO (NYSE: DOCN). Having previously managed and exited two startups over a 20 year operating career, Karl is now M13’s managing partner and oversees its day-to-day operations.

Area of expertise

Work, Money

Recently Published

A Founder’s Practical Guide to Finding Product-Market Fit

Learn best practices—and common failures—of digital product development using agile and lean methodologies.

May 26, 2021

9 min read

From Building DigitalOcean to Supporting Founders at M13

M13 partners and employees reminisce about lessons learned from working together at DigitalOcean.

March 23, 2021

3 min read

5 Roles You Never Knew You Needed

When it comes to hiring at a startup, sometimes the most impactful roles aren’t the most obvious.

January 20, 2022

4 min read