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Karl Alomar

Karl Alomar


Karl is the Managing Partner at M13. Karl was previously the COO of DigitalOcean, where he helped scale the business from first product over six years and prepared it for its eventual IPO (NYSE: DOCN). During his full 20 year operating career, Karl also co-founded and ultimately exited two other technology companies as CEO.

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