About
InfluxData

Data is best understood through the lens of time. Our platform empowers developers to be wildly successful in building next-generation applications.
Data is best understood through the lens of time. Our platform empowers developers to be wildly successful in building next-generation applications.

Who we are

We are driven to create something great that excites and propels developers to be wildly successful.

The explosion in the amount of data that is being created is expected to grow nearly fivefold by 2025 to 175 zettabytes per year, as all things in the virtual world — databases, networks, containers, systems, applications – and the physical world — homes, cities, factories, power grids – are being instrumented. Organizations are emitting relentless streams of time-stamped data. Some have started to realize the value of these observations, but they haven’t even scratched the surface of the intelligence that can be harvested – learnings that can inspire better customer experiences, automate factory floors, and build previously unthinkable applications.

We created InfluxDB, a purpose-built time series platform, to specifically handle these new workloads, encompassing millions of data points and hundreds of data sources because general purpose databases are inadequate. To derive intelligence faster, we created Flux, a powerful scripting and query engine designed specifically to harness real-time insights from time series data.

We are dedicated to open source and truly care about helping developers get to results faster with less complexity and less code. We help customers like Cisco, IBM, PayPal, and Tesla build transformative monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications quicker and to scale, delivering new insights from their data.

InfluxData is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield, Harmony Partners, Sorenson Capital, Bloomberg Beta and Y Combinator. We are headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Austin and team members distributed throughout the U.S. and across Europe.

Core values

Our employees are the heart of the company and only by having a core set of beliefs and values will we be successful. We hire and live by these core values:

We value each other

We recognize we come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of beliefs and values. We embrace each other as people, respect our differences, and are committed to working together to achieve our shared objectives.

We get stuff done

We are direct, truthful, action oriented, goal driven, and we take ownership. We work together to deliver a great experience for our customers, our community, and our partners.

We believe humility drives learning

We approach each other, our work, our customers, and our community with respect, candor, and humility. We are not greedy. We remain open to new ideas and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

We embrace failure

We try things, break things, take risks, and believe failure is key to innovation. We bounce back from failure and learn quickly.

We are committed to open source

We believe in open source and are committed to participating in and contributing to the open source community in meaningful ways.

Leadership

EVAN KAPLAN

/ CEO

Evan is a passionate entrepreneur and technology leader with nearly twenty years of experience in the CEO role. Evan’s career spans from creating startups in his own garage to leading NASDAQ-listed companies generating nearly $200m in annual revenue. Prior to InfluxData, Evan served as Executive in Residence at Trinity Ventures, and President and CEO at iPass Corporation (the leader in Global Wi-Fi connectivity), and Founder, Chairman, and CEO at Aventail Corporation (the pioneer of SSLVPN’s, now part of the Dell Corporation).

WINNIE CHENG

 / CFO

Winnie is a veteran financial executive with over twenty years of strategic and operational finance management experience at private and publicly held companies. Before InfluxData, Winnie served as VP of Finance at iPass, Corporate Controller at Merriman Capital, the divisional Head of FP&A at VeriSign, and Chemdex where she played a key role in the company’s highly successful IPO and convertible notes offering. Winnie is a CPA and holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a MBA from San Francisco State University.

PAUL DIX

 / Founder and CTO

Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison Wesley’s. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 7,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

MARK HERRING

 / CMO

Mark is a well-rounded silicon-valley executive with proven experience in taking complex technology and making it understandable to the broader audience. He has a deep passion for marketing starting with the developer all the way up to the CIO. Before InfluxData, Mark was VP of corporate and developer marketing at Hortonworks. Previously, Mark has held senior management positions at Software AG, Sun Microsystems, Forte Software, and Oracle. Mark holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

MELINA MURRAY

 / Head of People
Melina is a human resources leader driven to build cultures focused on trust and transparency. She has a history of building talented and successful teams at high-growth tech companies, focusing on continued achievement for both the company and employees. Prior to InfluxData, Melina led U.S. human resources at Huddle and served in HR leadership roles at Dallas White Corporation, Aeria Games and Entertainment and nCircle Network Security.

TIM HALL

 / VP of Products

Tim is a seasoned executive responsible for products, support, and professional services at InfluxData. Prior to joining InfluxData, Tim was VP of product management at Hortonworks where he was responsible for leading the product management, documentation, and user experience design teams. Previously, Tim held management level positions at Oracle, HP, Talking Blocks, and Xpedior. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College in Science and Management with a concentration in Physics.

JIM WALSH

 / SVP of Engineering

Jim is a transformative and entrepreneurial engineering executive. For more than 30 years, he has developed innovative software solutions and built world-class engineering teams for large technology companies and startups alike, focusing on growth, profitability and competitiveness. Before InfluxData, he was SVP of Infrastructure Engineering at Salesforce and previously served in leadership roles at Microsoft and Versive. Jim holds 30 patents in areas spanning his deep technical expertise in machine learning, storage, security and large-scale distributed systems. He has a degree in computer science from the University of Alberta.

WILL PAULUS

 / VP of Sales

Will is a dynamic and results-driven sales leader. He has a track record of exceeding revenue and operational goals for enterprise software companies through high-growth stages. He joined InfluxData from Algolia, where company revenue quadrupled in his two years as head of U.S. sales. Will previously led U.S. and international sales initiatives and built teams to support exponential growth for Google’s G Suite and Mixpanel. He holds degrees in finance and history from Washington University of St. Louis.

BRIAN MULLEN

 / VP Business Development

Brian is an accomplished dealmaker with experience ranging from developer platforms to mobile services. Before InfluxData, Brian led business development at Twilio. Joining at just thirty-five employees, he built over 150 partnerships globally from the company’s infancy through its IPO in 2016. He led the company’s international expansion, hiring its first teams in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to Twilio Brian was VP of Business Development at Clearwire and held management roles at Amp’d Mobile, Kivera, and PlaceWare.

Board of Directors

EVAN KAPLAN,  CEO at InfluxData
PAUL DIX,  Founder and CTO at InfluxData
DHARMESH THAKKER , Partner at Battery Ventures
RAMA SEKHAR , Partner at Norwest Venture Partners
MAX SCHIRESON , EIR at Battery Ventures and former CEO at MongoDB
ANDERS RANUM, Managing director at Sapphire Ventures
DANIEL SCHOLNICK, Partner at Trinity Ventures

Investors

Advisors

ROBIN VASAN, Entrepreneur & Investor

Available as InfluxDB open source, InfluxDB Cloud & InfluxDB Enterprise

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