Whether you are looking to raise investments for your startup or finding a company for acquisition, technical due diligence is important. The process is extensive and full of details.

Over the last 1.5 years I have conducted few architecture and technical due diligence(on behalf of VC firm) on multiple startups from pre Series-A to Series-F, where investment ranges from 20M USD to 200M+ USD.

In this article I want to share some of experience and do’s and don’t for during your technical due diligence by VC firms.

What actually is technical due diligence?

First things first, Technical due diligence is…

TL;DR. This post talks about high level architecture to scale a live trivia game show to 500,000 concurrent users

I have been working with Swoo for the past one year, a company that builds live interactive games.

Live games and live game shows are a hard problem to solve. Problems we faced scaling up:

  • Sudden incoming traffic at the start of the game
  • Showing accurate, live game stats
  • Handling and processing huge number of concurrent requests

I have worked on five different live games and built architecture that can easily handle 250,000+ concurrent users.

Sharing the high level architecture/take-aways to…

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