I recently gave a talk at SaltConf 2016. The talk, along with other, much better presentations, were recently made available online. You should go check them out at the SaltStack YouTube channel
The talk basically boils down to this - how did Authentise start with continuous integration, what are some of the missteps we made and how have we learned. Underneath it all is my belief that very small startups can use industrial strength automation tools very early to reap massive benefits in speed of development.
They'll show the slides in the video, so I haven't posted them separately.
I hope it's good, I could only handle listening to the first 2 minutes.