NS1 EC-1, Pakistan’s Tech Ecosystem, SPACs Bonanza

Did you see the viral videos of the flood yesterday on the New York City subway? In one, riders roamed through brown, waist-deep water; another video shows a cascade of a COO flight rushing towards a subway platform where passengers were waiting for a train.

Infrastructure doesn’t attract as much attention until it fails. Domain Name Services (DNS), a system that directs readers to TechCrunch.com when they say or say it in their web browser, is very similar. For the latest entry in a series of long-form articles exploring the internal workings of notable startups, we look to NS1, an Internet infrastructure company best known for its software-defined DNS.

Since its inception in 2013, NS1 has built an engineering team and raised more than $100 million to expand to include DDI, which helps companies operate internal networks. If you’re curious about how NS1 transformed an “intensive and terrifying yet reliable aspect” of the Internet into a “strategic childhood and an enterprise win” in just eight years, read on.

Did you see the viral videos of the flood yesterday on the New York City subway? In one, riders roamed through brown, waist-deep water; another video shows a cascade of a COO flight rushing towards a subway platform where passengers were waiting for a train.

Infrastructure doesn’t attract as much attention until it fails. Domain Name Services (DNS), a system that directs readers to TechCrunch.com when they say or say it in their web browser, is very similar. For the latest entry in a series of long-form articles exploring the internal workings of notable startups, we look to NS1, an Internet infrastructure company best known for its software-defined DNS.

Since its inception in 2013, NS1 has built an engineering team and raised more than $100 million to expand to include DDI, which helps companies operate internal networks. If you’re curious about how NS1 transformed an “intensive and terrifying yet reliable aspect” of the Internet into a “strategic childhood and an enterprise win” in just eight years, read on.