Welcome to Inc.'s Founders Project With Alexa Von Tobel podcast--where we bring you stories of the entrepreneurs building the future. Listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the people and companies at the forefront of technology. Each week, we dig into a founder's professional playbook--and uncover what makes them tick. And for this week's episode:

How to Be Patient with Tristan Handy of Fishtown Analytics

Tristan Handy did not set out to build a venture-scale startup, backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia. But that's precisely the journey he's on after founding Fishtown Analytics back in 2016. The company started as a consulting firm, but Handy soon realized that their core technology dbt (data build tool) had powerful potential in the budding field of modern analytics engineering. Today, dbt is used by over 3,000 companies to organize, catalog, and distill knowledge from their data warehouses. Handy shares how he built dbt's community and grew it through an organic flywheel, why the next generation of knowledge workers will increasingly work in code, and why working within time constraints makes him a more mature founder.