Congrats, Rockset on joining forces with OpenAI. As organizations race to adopt AI, Rockset’s engine will power the next wave of applications built on the world’s leading LLM.

Since its inception, Rockset has served as a key provider of tools that enable businesses to take action from increasingly large and complex data sources, and at moments of great technological shifts. When Rockset launched in 2016, it was ahead of the game with serverless architecture purpose-built for cloud-native enterprise organizations to quickly build applications.

In the years since, Rockset has kept up with the rapid pace of innovation as we’ve moved from cloud-native to cloud-only and now to the AI-driven cloud. As my colleague Jason Risch and I recently wrote, developer tools and infrastructure like Rockset are among the most critical products in this era. An acquisition by one of the most innovative and fastest-growing AI companies today is a testament to Rockset’s keen ability to recognize what businesses need to find the shortest path from data to apps no matter how quickly the technology is evolving.

The Rockset team is built for the demands of high-growth. Co-founders Venkat and Dhruba have decades of experience in web-scale data management and distributed systems. Their experience building the data infrastructure to power apps on a massive scale will be a major asset to OpenAI.

As Rockset’s lead seed investor, and a board member from the very beginning of the company, it’s been a privilege to work with Venkat, Dhruba, and team on their journey. We are excited to see Rockset’s technology impact people at such a massive scale.


Jerry Chen

Jerry searches for ambitious founders who are redefining enterprise software.

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