I am passionate about assisting technology entrepreneurs, especially those with a technical background, to succeed. My expertise lies predominantly in B2B infrastructure-focused businesses and open-source software. Early-stage startups seeking innovative solutions to punch above their weight will find my guidance especially beneficial.Contact me
I offer both paid consulting and equity-based advisory services for compelling projects. Additionally, I provide pro-bono assistance for select non-profit open-source initiatives.
Here are some areas I can help you with
Selecting Business Models for Open Source Projects
Navigating the open-source landscape can be tricky, especially when it comes to monetization.
I'll guide you through the open-source landscape to pick a business model that fits your project. This could be dual licensing, premium features, or support offerings.
Articulating Value Proposition & Competitive Positioning
Let's define what makes your project stand out. I'll help you understand your target audience, their pain points, and the competitive landscape, and then position your solution to potential users and clients effectively.
Building Sales & Marketing Strategy
I'll assist in designing a growth strategy by mapping the customer journey, pinpointing key interactions, and choosing the right marketing tactics for your target market.
Reviewing Pitch Deck for Capital Raising
Looking for investment? I will review your pitch deck to ensure it clearly communicates your business vision, value proposition, market opportunity, and more. Together, we'll refine it to make sure it leaves a lasting impression on potential investors.
Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
KPIs are vital for tracking success. I'll help pinpoint the metrics crucial for your business, from customer costs to retention rates, ensuring you always know where you stand.
Companies I have worked with
In the words of those I've served
Avi Press, Founder & CEO | Scarf
Peter has been a highly valuable advisor to me and Scarf. He has deep knowledge of the open source ecosystem and an extensive network inside of it. He offers pragmatic, opinionated advice that only comes from the hard-earned lessons of an entrepreneur who has been through it before. Peter has helped us with our company's go-to-market strategy and has facilitated many strategic industry connections that continue to help accelerate our growth.
Peter Farkas, Co-founder & CEO | FerretDB
I've worked with Peter Zaitsev for over a decade on multiple successful open-source startups. Peter is the best at untangling complex matters and his unique approach always brings fresh insights. His intuitive thinking and straight to the point feedback helps you tackle complex business challenges. Having his vast experience on your side significantly boosts your ability to build something sustainable and truly impressive.
Mindaugas Zukas, Co-founder & COO | Altinity Inc.
Peter's invaluable contributions have been instrumental during my career, including co-founding Altinity and currently serving on its board of directors. What sets Peter apart is his unique ability to instantly see things from a very rational perspective – quickly digesting complex problems and crystallising the essentials. I've often found myself wondering how he does it! Peter also has vast expertise in business development and marketing, particularly he is very knowledgeable and well-connected in the open source database technology space. Having Peter on the team is always super helpful and a privilege I deeply appreciate. Each interaction with Peter is a chance to gain valuable insights that help drive projects to new heights.
Looking to elevate your project with a fresh idea?
Let’s transform challenges into opportunities. Send me a message.Contact me