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Infrastructure

Backing the Builders of Next-Generation Platforms

Overview

From client-server and mobile-cloud to big data and AI, platform shifts have been the one constant in technology. Greylock supports the founders who provide the tools, databases, and overall infrastructure that enable these ground-shaking shifts. We work with our partners to ascertain not just product-market fit but also product-go-to-market fit — understanding that great technology paired with great distribution is necessary to build the category-defining companies of the future.

We have a long history of partnering with founders building new systems of record at the data layer, new systems of engagement at the user layer, and new systems of intelligence powered by advances in AI. We have been lucky enough to work with visionary companies like AppDynamics, PureStorage, and cloud native companies including Chronosphere and AI native data companies like Rockset.

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Bipul Sinha // Rubrik

Securing the World’s Data

Rubrik is on a mission to secure the world’s data. The company sits at the intersection of data, security, and AI. Founded in 2014, the cybersecurity company helps ensure organizations can operate in the presence of cyber attacks. Rubrik pioneered a platform of Zero Trust Data Security™ to provide cyber resilience amid all forms of cyber events including ransomware. Greylock’s partnership with Rubrik was early, in 2015, before the company’s first products were market-ready. Today, Rubrik’s Data Security Cloud delivers industry-leading cybersecurity and secures customers' data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. The company is a global leader with more than 5,000 global customers and more than $500M in ARR.

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David Wadhwani, Jyoti Bansal & Bhaskar Sunkara // Appdynamics

Complete Application Awareness

In 2008, Greylock co-led the Series A in AppDynamics. The talented team redefined how enterprises monitored their application health. In 2015, David Wadhwani joined as CEO and AppDynamics transitioned to a multi-product, SaaS first company; growing ARR nearly 10x in four years and making it the fastest-growing APM vendor in the market. AppDynamics was less than two days away from IPO when Cisco acquired the company in 2017 for nearly $4 billion.

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Rob Skillington & Martin Mao // Chronosphere

Observability for a Cloud Native Generation

Chronosphere is the only observability platform that helps DevOps teams control the speed, scale, and complexity of a cloud native world. Chronosphere helps innovators like DoorDash, Snap, and Zillow reign in costs and quickly resolve application and infrastructure issues before they impact the customer experience and their bottom line. In 2019, Greylock led the first round of venture funding in Chronosphere.

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Securing the world's data.

Rubrik is on a mission to secure the world’s data. The company sits at the intersection of data, security, and AI. Founded in 2014, the cybersecurity company helps ensure organizations can operate in the presence of cyber attacks. Rubrik pioneered a platform of Zero Trust Data Security™ to provide cyber resilience amid all forms of cyber events including ransomware. Greylock’s partnership with Rubrik was early, in 2015, before the company’s first products were market-ready. Today, Rubrik’s Data Security Cloud delivers industry-leading cybersecurity and secures customers' data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. The company is a global leader with more than 5,000 global customers and more than $500M in ARR.

DOMAIN

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Public

INVESTORS

Asheem Chandna

LEADERSHIP

Bipul Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder

Arvind Nithrakashyap, Co-Founder

Arvind Jain, Co-Founder

Soham Mazumdar, Co-Founder

HQ

Palo Alto, CA | USA

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Acquired

INVESTORS

Asheem Chandna

LEADERSHIP

David Wadhwani, Former CEO & President

Jyoti Bansal, Founder and Executive Chairman

Bhaskar Sunkara, CTO, Head of Product, & Founding Team Member

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

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Cloud native observability.

Chronosphere is on a mission to redefine monitoring for the cloud-native world by building the world’s most scalable, reliable and cost efficient monitoring platform. Chronosphere’s product is built on top of the proven at scale metrics engine, M3, which was developed and open sourced by the founding team while they were at Uber.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series A

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Martin Mao, CEO and Co-founder

Rob Skillington, CTO and Co-founder

HQ

New York, NY | USA

Data & Analytics

New data and analytics to power the next generation of applications.

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Cloud data cost management.

Founded by Google and Uber data and machine learning tech leads, Bluesky provides data-driven enterprises with intelligent workload optimization and cost governance tools that help them innovate while keeping costs under control. Bluesky’s first product provides unprecedented visibility into Snowflake workload usage and costs as well as actionable insights and workload specific recommendations for maximum optimization. Bluesky is used by well-known brands like Coinbase.

DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen, Jason Risch

LEADERSHIP

Mingsheng Hong, Co-founder and CEO

HQ

Menlo Park, CA

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Public

INVESTORS

Aneel Bhusri

LEADERSHIP

Rob Bearden, CEO

Mike Olson, Founder

HQ

Palo Alto, CA | USA

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The universal data lakehouse.

Onehouse delivers a new bedrock for your data, through a cloud-native managed lakehouse service built on Apache Hudi, which was created by the founding team while they were at Uber. Onehouse makes it possible to blend the ease of use of a warehouse with the scale of a data lake, by offering a seamless experience for engineers to get their data lakes up and running.

DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Vinoth Chandar, CEO & Founder

HQ

Menlo Park, CA | USA

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Search and analytics for the AI era.

Rockset is a real-time database in the cloud. It builds real-time converged indexes on transactional data from other databases and event data from streams, and supports schemaless ingest, built-in transformations and declarative SQL over REST. It is used for building data applications that make intelligent decisions on real-time data.

DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Venkat Venkataramani, CEO & Co-Founder

Dhruba Borthakur, CTO & Co-Founder

HQ

San Mateo, CA | USA

Developer Tools

New developer tools for the platform builders.

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Headless no-code platform.

Builder.io is a drag and drop visual builder that works with any site, app, and ecommerce store. It enables digital teams — ecommerce, product, marketing, growth — to move faster by breaking free from constantly relying on developers.

DOMAIN

Infrastructure, Marketplace & Commerce, SaaS

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Mike Duboe, Corinne Riley

LEADERSHIP

Steve Sewell, Co-Founder & CEO

Brent Locks, Co-Founder & COO

HQ

Distributed

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Scott Johnston, CEO

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

Observability

Monitoring and managing applications and infrastructure.

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Acquired

INVESTORS

Asheem Chandna

LEADERSHIP

David Wadhwani, Former CEO & President

Jyoti Bansal, Founder and Executive Chairman

Bhaskar Sunkara, CTO, Head of Product, & Founding Team Member

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

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Cloud native observability.

Chronosphere is on a mission to redefine monitoring for the cloud-native world by building the world’s most scalable, reliable and cost efficient monitoring platform. Chronosphere’s product is built on top of the proven at scale metrics engine, M3, which was developed and open sourced by the founding team while they were at Uber.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series A

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Martin Mao, CEO and Co-founder

Rob Skillington, CTO and Co-founder

HQ

New York, NY | USA

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Next generation log management and analytics company.

Sumo Logic is a leader in continuous intelligence, a new category of software, which enables organizations of all sizes address the data challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform™ automates the collection, ingestion, and analysis of application, infrastructure, security, and IoT data to derive actionable insights within seconds. More than 2,000 customers rely on Sumo Logic to build, run, and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures.

DOMAIN

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Acquired

INVESTORS

Joseph Ansanelli, Asheem Chandna

LEADERSHIP

Joe Kim, President & CEO

Christian Beedgen, CTO & Co-Founder

Bruno Kurtic, founding VP of Product and Strategy

HQ

Redwood City, CA | USA

AI & ML Infrastructure

Enabling AI powered applications and infrastructure.

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Baseten is an ML Application Builder that simplifies the set-up of backends, frontends, and MLOps—so your models get used faster.

Baseten makes going from machine learning models to production-grade applications fast and easy. With Baseten, data science and machine learning teams can ship full-stack ML applications without backend, frontend or MLOps knowledge, enabling faster, smarter decision-making at their organizations.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Corinne Riley

LEADERSHIP

● Tuhin Srivastava, Co-founder and CEO

● Amir Haghighat, Co-founder and CTO

● Philip Howes, Co-founder and Chief Scientist

HQ

Remote-first

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The data framework for LLMs.

LlamaIndex offers a practical toolkit that empowers any developer to unlock the full capabilities and use cases of LLMs on top of their own data. It can be used with any LLM and offers an easy to use and optimized experience. The toolkit can handle a diverse range of data sources, from structured to semi-structured to unstructured text or even image data, and includes data ingestion, data indexing, and a query engine layer on top.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen, Jason Risch

LEADERSHIP

Jerry Liu, CEO & Co-Founder

Simon Suo, CTO & Co-Founder

HQ

San Francisco, CA

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Engineering platform for productionizing open-source AI.

Predibase puts state-of-the-art machine learning in the hands of data practitioners, using a new declarative approach pioneered by the founding team at leading companies like Uber and Apple. Built on top of open source foundations of Ludwig and Horovod, Predibase allows users to focus on the “what” of their ML models and allows the system to determine the “how” as users go from data to deployment of machine learning.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Saam Motamedi, Jason Risch

LEADERSHIP

Devvret Rishi, Co-founder & CEO

Piero Molino, Co-founder & CSO

Travis Addair, Co-founder & CTO

Chris Ré, Co-founder

HQ

San Francisco, CA

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Data-centric AI platform.

Founded by a team spun out of the Stanford AI Lab, Snorkel AI’s mission is to make AI practical with a first-of-its-kind data-first machine learning platform, Snorkel Flow. Snorkel Flow uses a new programmatic approach to building and managing the training data that fuels AI, saving organizations time and enabling them to apply AI to new problems.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Saam Motamedi

LEADERSHIP

Alex Ratner (CEO), Chris Re, Paroma Varma, Braden Hancock, and Henry Ehrenberg

HQ

Palo Alto, CA

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Analyze Machine Learning. Improve Model Quality. Build Trust.

Truera provides the first Model Intelligence platform, to help enterprises analyze machine learning, improve model quality and build trust. Powered by enterprise-class Artificial Intelligence (AI) Explainability technology based on six years of research at Carnegie Mellon University, Truera’s platform helps eliminate the black box surrounding widely used AI and ML technologies. This visibility leads to higher quality, explainable models that achieve measurable business results, address unfair bias, and ensure governance and compliance.

DOMAIN

AI, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Acquired

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Anupam Datta, Co-Founder, President, & Chief Scientist

Shayak Sen, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Will Uppington, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

HQ

Redwood City, CA | USA

Cloud Infrastructure

The building blocks of the new platforms.

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Cloud-based secure network enterprise.

Cato is the world’s first SASE platform, converging SD-WAN and network security into a global cloud service. Cato optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations. Cato replaces legacy security products and network services with an agile and secure global network that is ready for whatever’s next.

DOMAIN

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Shlomo Kramer, CEO & Co-Founder

Gur Shatz, CTO & Co-Founder

HQ

Tel-Aviv | IL

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

Jerry Chen

LEADERSHIP

Scott Johnston, CEO

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

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DOMAIN

Infrastructure

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Public

INVESTORS

Aneel Bhusri

LEADERSHIP

Charles Henry "Charlie" Giancarlo, CEO

John Colgrove, Co-Founder & CTO

John Hayes, Co-Founder & Chief Architect

HQ

Mountain View, CA | USA

Investors

Asheem Chandna

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Jerry Chen

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Saam Motamedi

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Corinne Riley

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Jason Risch

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Why Systems of Intelligence™ are the Next Defensible Business Model

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The New New Moats

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Open Source vs. Cloud Castles

How Open Source Startups are Competing with the Big 3

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Powering the Multi-Cloud Paradigm

How HashiCorp Keeps up with Cloud Complexity

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Three Trends in VC-Backed Cloud

AI Infrastructure, Vertical Specialization, Security

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Scaling with Intuition

Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha on the Importance of Focus in High-Growth Times

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