Who we are


Sharmila
MulliganCEO & Founder

Sharmila has spent 18+ years building game-changing software companies in a variety of markets. She has been EVP & CMO at numerous software companies, including Netscape, Kiva Software, AOL, Opsware, and Aster Data. She drove the creation of several multi-billion dollar market categories, including application servers, data center automation, and big data analytics. She is on the board of Hadapt and Lattice Engines, advisor to numerous companies, large and small, and an active investor in early stage companies.

Vaibhav
NivargiFounder

Vaibhav is an expert in query optimization, high performance data processing and distributed systems. He was one of the first engineers at Aster Data, developing key areas of the Aster MapReduce Platform. At NetApp, he contributed to patent-pending technology for the WAFL filesystem, significantly boosting boot times. His prior experience includes optimizing the Linux kernel for multi-core processors and distributed file systems. Vaibhav graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Computer Science and a specialization in distributed systems and machine learning.

Douglas
van der MolenChief UX Architect

Before joining ClearStory Data, Doug led the user experience for Google Analytics, Google AdWords and other Google Ads products. Doug’s designs have helped millions of people intuitively understand and utilize data to make key decisions. He holds several design patents related to data visualization and anomaly detection. Prior to Google, Doug was a key member of the team at MeasureMap, which was acquired by Google in 2006. He received his Masters of Design from the Institute of Design.

Brian
ZotterVP Technology & Products

Brian Zotter has 15+ years of engineering and product management experience building and delivering enterprise-class products. Most recently, Brian was Vice President of Engineering at Salesforce.com. Prior to Salesforce, Brian held senior engineering positions at EMC, BEA Systems and MobiTV. He is also a two-time founder and entrepreneur having founded Connectize and Boxcar Software (acquired by Documentum). With 8 patents in PaaS, SaaS and multiple other fields, he’s passionate about building and leading innovative, high-performance engineering teams.

Team
Data inspires us. Our mission is to dramatically simplify accessing, exploring and analyzing data.


Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Andreessen Horowitz
Google Ventures
DAG Ventures
Khosla Ventures

Board and Advisors

Michael Abbott
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Shona Brown
Googler Emeritus
Michael Franklin
Director of the UC Berkeley Algorithms, Machines and People Lab (AMPLab)

Karim Faris
General Partner, Google Ventures
Anand Rajaraman
Founder of @WalmartLabs, Kosmix and Junglee
Marti Hearst
Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley


Join us

We’re looking for great minds who love distributed systems, high performance data processing, information visualization and big data challenges. If you want to change how people explore, connect to, and analyze data, then we want to hear from you.

Join us and build the future at ClearStory Data.