InfluxData is the IoT company behind the TICK stack, the first open source platform designed from the ground up to manage time-series data at scale. Time-series is the dominant type of data found in the vast majority of IoT, real-time analytics, and custom monitoring use cases. The TICK stack contains everything an organization needs to collect, store, visualize and alert on time-series data when performance, availability, and security matters. InfluxData is used by eBay, AXA, Mozilla, Google and NIST. InfluxData is a Y Combinator success story backed by Battery Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.


Evan Kaplan


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).

Paul Dix

Co-Founder, CTO

Paul is the creator of InfluxDB, the open source distributed time series database. He has helped build software for startups and 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 Professional Ruby series. 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.

Todd Persen

Co-Founder, VP Engineering

Todd got his first experience with open source software in 1995, while building plugins for his BBS. He followed the ascent of the Internet by starting his career at a local ISP, and turned towards hardware in college, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He returned just in time for Ruby on Rails to catch on and built large web applications for companies like Pivotal Labs, AOL, and Thomson Reuters. Todd has an MBA from the University of Florida, and an MSEE and BSEE from the University of Central Florida.

Fred Gallagher

VP Sales & Customer Success

Fred is responsible for sales, business development and customer success at InfluxData. Previously, he served as General Manager of Vector, the analytics platform from Actian Corp. He has held executive sales and business development positions at Qlusters, VMware, and Seagate Technology’s XIOtech subsidiary. Fred holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Winnie Cheng


Winnie is a veteran financial executive with over 20 years of strategic and operational finance management experience at both private venture-backed and publicly held companies. Most recently, Winnie served as the Vice President of Finance at iPass, the world’s largest Wi-Fi network provider. Prior to that, Winnie was the Corporate Controller at Merriman Capital and the divisional Head of FP&A at VeriSign, a Global Leader in Domain Names & Internet Security. Prior to VeriSign, Winnie was one of the early employees of Chemdex, a venture-backed, one of the world’s first B2B e-commerce companies. She helped build out the finance and accounting infrastructure at Chemdex and played a key role in the company’s highly successful IPO and the subsequent convertible notes offering. Winnie is a CPA and she holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a MBA from San Francisco State University.


Battery Ventures

Trinity Ventures

Mayfield Fund

Y Combinator

Bloomberg BETA