At ScyllaDB, we carefully apply low-level knowledge to our Big Data technology. Data structures are measured to not cross CPU cachelines, poll-mode drivers are used instead of interrupts, disk accesses are measured for write amplification, and caches need to be scan-resistant. We’re proud of our very own task scheduler and TCP/IP kernel bypass. We use bleeding-edge C++ language revision and compilers, and dream about commodity non-volatile random-access memory.
Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.
Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.
VP of R&D
Shlomi Livne has 15 years of experience in software development of large scale systems. Previously he has led the research and development team at Convergin, which was acquired by Oracle. Shlomi holds a BA and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel.
VP of Field Engineering
Glauber Costa is VP of Field Engineering at ScyllaDB. He shares his time between the engineering department working on upcoming Scylla features and helping customers succeed.
Before ScyllaDB, Glauber worked with Virtualization in the Linux Kernel for 10 years, with contributions ranging from the Xen Hypervisor to all sorts of guest functionality and containers.
VP of Business Development
Alec has been successfully contributing in business development and sales capacities for twenty-two years, with such companies as NetManage, Netscape, Micromuse, and Splunk. Interests include compelling technology, go-to-market strategy and implementation, food/music/travel and time with family.
VP of Sales
For over 15 years Matt has held sales & sales management positions at some of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley, including MongoDB, Informatica, Model N and Synopsys. At ScyllaDB Matt is responsible for managing the worldwide sales organization and go-to-market strategy. Matt is an honor graduate from James Madison University.
Bob has 20+ years of technology marketing experience, including leadership roles at Digital Domain, Perforce and AmberPoint. He loves talking with customers, analysts and media about tech trends and use cases. Away from work he can be found backpacking and skiing the Sierras with his family, though he spends most weekends working on home improvement projects.
Director of Marketing
Julia loves creating positive experiences for customers. She has spent the last 10 years leading a fast-paced team of high tech marketers. A results-driven player-coach, she’s also happy to roll up her sleeves to get the job done, whether it’s devising digital marketing programs, informative and relevant content, compelling events and webinars, engaging designs, or effective communications.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Harel is a Quality Assurance Engineer testing Scylla. In the past, he served as an officer in the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces in various technological positions. Harel studied electrical and computer engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Besides being a python enthusiast in his free time, Harel is a self-taught musician who plays over 15 instruments creating and producing EDM music.
Takuya Asada is a system software developer interested in operating system development, especially high-speed networking and virtualization. In the past he worked on BSD based router firmware development, researched performance improvement of high-speed networking on Linux/FreeBSD, and developed L2 protocol of server-centric network on Linux kernel.
Inna Belkin Bakalinsky
Inna is responsible for the administration and welfare aspects of all ScyllaDB employees around the world. With a BA in social studies and a master’s degree in nonprofit management, Inna has diverse administrative and financial experience in nonprofit organizations and knows a thing or two about patent applications. A strong believer in impacting social change through technology and art, Inna loves to make people laugh and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Director of Sales Development
Omer Birger has over 7 years of cloud IT consulting and sales experience at a variety of West Coast companies such as WhiteHat Security, SQLstream, Yelp, and Verdant Consulting. A versatile contributor with experience in all core business channel development and client management functions, Omer has exceptional team leadership and communication skills. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and exploring the great outdoors with her dog.
Raphael S. Carvalho is a computer programmer who loves open source, and especially kernel programming. He has worked on bringing new file system support as well as allowing multiple file systems to co-exist, so-called MultiFS support, for the open source project Syslinux. Needless to say, he has mostly been working on SSTable handling for ScyllaDB.
Enterprise Account Executive
Roy has over 25 years of successful technology sales and sales management experience in BI/DW, Middleware Emulation, SAAS Security/Compliance, Open Source Continuous Integration and Delivery, PHP adoption, and IBMi modernization. Outside of work Roy’s hobbies include running, volleyball, hiking, and visiting historical landmarks and parks.
Roy has over of 10 years of experience testing large-scale distributed systems, with a focus on storage/data systems, and managing small to large teams responsible for all testing aspects using a highly automated approach.
Botond is a software engineer who has worked in a range of roles from web-developer to backend developer in a range of industries from railway automation to finance. He loves programming and solving challenging problems with elegant code, open-source software, Linux, and C++. What he likes best about working here is that Scylla is made up of that entire list.
Paweł Dziepak is a software developer working on ScyllaDB. He is interested in, among others, distributed systems. Previously he has been contributing to Haiku, an operating system targeting personal computers, and worked on an NFS client.
Rafi is a software broad-spectrum antibiotics. For the last 30 years, he’s been programming and engineering, slicing and dicing in quite a few languages and OSes, his moto being “do it right – get it right”. He takes special interest in programming language, development systems, and software infrastructure.
Pekka Enberg is a software engineer currently working on ScyllaDB. He has been a Linux kernel contributor for the past 10 years and has worked on various other open source projects. He has extensive background in UNIX kernels and the JVM.
Moreno Garcia is a problem solver by talent and trade. He has worked in IT for 15 years, the last five as a solution architect. An open source software enthusiast, Moreno loves applying new technology to solve old problems, and hates acronyms with a passion.
Tomasz Grabiec is a software engineer currently working on ScyllaDB and Seastar. Prior to that, he worked on the OSv unikernel. Before joining ScyllaDB he worked on systems built in Java technology for UBS IB and Sabre Holdings. He was a contributor to the Jato JVM project.
Eyal Gutkind is a solution architect for Scylla. Prior to Scylla Eyal held product management roles at Mirantis and DataStax. Prior to DataStax Eyal spent 12 years with Mellanox Technologies in various engineering management and product marketing roles.Eyal holds a BSc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel and MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, North Carolina.
Jesse has a strong interest in systems programming and applying math to solve engineering problems. He has worked on the software platform for self-driving cars, NFC drivers for smartphones, and large-scale distributed storage systems. He has a BSc from the University of Waterloo in electrical engineering and an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Nadav Har’El has had a diverse 20-year career in computer programming and computer science. In the past he worked on scientific computing, networking software, and information retrieval, but in recent years his focus has been on virtualization and operating systems, and among other things he has worked on nested virtualization and exit-less I/O in KVM, and today he maintains the OSv kernel and also works on Seastar and ScyllaDB.
Noam Hasson has over 15 years of experience in software development, starting with web development and moving into big data six years ago. After 6 years of working with Cassandra, he is excited to join the team that develops Scylla.
Asias He is a software developer with over 10 years of experience in programming. In the past, he worked on Debian Project, Solaris Kernel, KVM Virtualization for Linux, OSv unikernel. He now works on Seastar and ScyllaDB.
Amnon has 15 years of experience in software development of large scale systems. Previously he worked at Convergin, which was acquired by Oracle. Amnon holds a BA and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Corporate Account Executive
Kevin loves helping his customers win. He has been responsible for growing both Enterprise and Community awareness with such companies as DataStax, Aerospike, GridGain and now ScyllaDB. He is a life long California coastal resident, living in Pacifica with his family.
Piotr is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience in programming. Previously he worked for a hedge fund called Two Sigma on alpha/system models execution infrastructure and for Google on Android Java Runtime and Google Search on Android. Piotr holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Warsaw.
A software developer with over 10 years of experience currently working on ScyllaDB, Vladimir’s areas of expertise include server-side networking services, secure gateway for remote desktop access, reverse proxy for web and many others. He has an MS degree from the Tomsk State University, and enjoys modern C++, high performance, open source and cutting-edge technologies.
Amos Kong is a software engineer who has contributed to Linux kernel, KVM virtualization, and the Autotest framework. He likes the free, open and sharing spirit in communities, and now joins in ScyllaDB to build the best database.
Tzach Livyatan has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science (Technion, Summa Cum Laude), and has had a 15 year career in development, system engineering and product management. In the past he worked in the Telecom domain, focusing on carrier grade systems, signalling, policy and charging applications.
Bentsi is a Software Engineer with a wide range of experience in Software Engineering, QA automation, DevOps and Agile Scrum methodology. Previously he worked at Weka.IO, the distributed file system startup as a QA SW developer and is a big fan of Open Source and Python. He studied Computer Science at HIT (Holon Institute of Technology) and holds B.Sc. degree.
Michal is a software engineer working on Scylla management. He’s a Go enthusiast and contributor to many open source projects. He has a background in network programming. Prior joining ScyllaDB he worked with StratoScale and NTT.
Enterprise Account Executive
In the few hours a day when Greg Matza is not advocating for Scylla adoption, you can probably find him either writing a cookbook or enjoying a nap – while dreaming of either Scylla or cookbooks. Greg has been selling various software and services around Silicon Valley for over 15 years, and looks forward to working with you on your next use case.
Nir brings customer care experience to ScyllaDB. Prior to joining ScyllaDB he worked with companies from variety of fields including cloud, telecom and databases. In his free time he enjoys sport activities such as snowboarding, mountain biking and spend time with his family.
Enterprise Account Executive
Chris has over 20 years of technical procurement and sales experience covering North America, EMEA and APAC. After living in Boston, NYC, Chicago, L.A., and Belgium, he has made the San Francisco Bay Area his permanent home. When not at work he enjoys martial arts, sky-diving, Great White Shark diving, game hunting, fly-fishing and riding his Harley.
Gleb Natapov is a long-time open source developer who previously worked on the open source routing suite “Zebra”, the OpenMPI HPC library, KVM hypervisor for Linux, the OSv unikernel, and now ScyllaDB.
Karin is responsible for both the Israeli head office and the US subsidiary for legal, tax and financial matters. With a degree in management and communication, Karin has managed various projects in her career, including serving as CEO of the Israel Equestrian Federation. She was the first ever that organizer and producer of the Equestrian disciplines events during the “Maccabiah” Games in 2013. In her free time, Karin enjoys horse-riding, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Technical Writer Manager
Laura has 15 years of documentation experience for start-ups and fortune 500 companies alike. Before joining ScyllaDB, Laura was a technical writer at Verint Systems and Red Hat where she documented for the KVM and Fedora projects. She is passionate about open source projects, innovation, and special needs children. Laura has presented at technical writing conferences, contributed to the Open Source magazine, and is currently writing her first book.
Duarte Nunes is a Software Engineer working on ScyllaDB. He has a background in concurrent programming, distributed systems and low-latency software. Prior to ScyllaDB, he worked on MidoNet, an open source distributed network virtualization platform, making it fast and scalable.
Tomer Sandler joined ScyllaDB as a solution architect after a 12 year career in SW Quality Engineering, mostly in storage and telecom lawful interception domains. Prior to ScyllaDB, Tomer held various QA management roles at Dell EMC, leading a group of QA engineers and information developers for ScaleIO storage, and at VERINT, as Senior QA engineer working with U.S. and Spanish Law Enforcement Agencies customers engagement experience. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing the saxophone, spending time with his family and last but not least engaging in OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) research.
Hagit has 18 years of experience in software configuration/build management. Previously she worked at Sanctum, which was acquired by Watchfire and later on by IBM, and at Barclays Bank RnD center in Israel. Hagit holds a BA in Computer Science and management from the Open University of Israel. In her free time Hagit enjoys playing the drums, reading, making hand crafts, and traveling with her family in Israel and abroad.
Piotr is a software engineer very keen on open-source projects and C++. He previously developed an open-source distributed file system (LizardFS) and had a brief adventure with Linux kernel during an apprenticeship at Samsung Electronics. Piotr graduated from University of Warsaw with MSc in Computer Science.
Corporate Account Executive
With a background in customer service and sales at organizations from AT&T to DataStax, Adam now works in sales at ScyllaDB. A graduate in business from Menlo College, Adam is a big fan of NoSQL databases like Cassandra, especially Scylla, believing Scylla is paving the way for the future of the NoSQL database. For fun, he enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, camping, taking pictures with my iPhone, and playing chess.
Marketing Operations Manager
Ellen has spent the last 8 years working with marketing and sales teams on marketing automation, analytics, digital marketing, and sales and marketing alignment. In her free time she enjoys traveling, gardening, and martial arts.
Larisa has more than 15 years of experience in the development of test automation frameworks and various tools. Previously she worked in storage and virtualization projects at Red Hat and EMC. Larisa believes there is a big future for NoSQL databases!
Enterprise Account Executive
Colin really enjoys working in a start-up environment, participating at early stage to grow a great concept to a market-proven product. I like all things mechanical, Bonsai gardening, spending as much time with my family as possible and eating (and to a lesser extent, cooking). I grew up in the Frozen Tundra and will never again reside in a cold climate. I currently live in Orinda, CA after spending 10 years in San Francisco.
Co-founder of Appeal Virtual Machines and one of the principal architects behind the JRockit JVM, Calle Wilund has an extensive background in software development, specializing in virtual machines, compiler technologies and high performance computing as well as systems manageability.
Vlad specializes in networking, mostly L2. He has worked at on projects for Mellanox, the bnx2x Linux device driver for Broadcom, and on the ScaleMP Virtual Device System for network interfaces. Vlad studied at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science.
HR & Recruitment Manager
Orit has over 10 years of experience in managing recruitment processes for technical positions. With a BA in Sociology & Gender studies and an MA in communication, Orit has managed a recruitment team and is experienced in recruitment processes in a variety of fields. In her free time, Orit enjoys playing sports and spending time with her family.
Benny Schnaider is a high-tech serial entrepreneur. Benny was the CEO and co-founder of Qumranet (KVM) acquired by Red Hat, the CEO and founder of PentaCom Ltd. (network product provider) acquired by Cisco, and the co-founder and board member of P-Cube (developer of IP service control platforms) acquired by Cisco. Recently he co-founded Ravello systems and serves as its president and board chairman.
Benny also invests and serves as a board member in several start-ups. Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), OptiCul Diagnostics and Colabo. Benny has held senior management, engineering and strategic roles at many Silicon-Valley based companies including Cisco Systems, Amdahl/Fujitsu, Hitachi, IDT, Sun Microsystems and 3Com. Benny holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Co-Founder & President of Anobit Technologies
Ariel Maislos is the Co – Founder and President of Anobit Technologies. Prior to Co – Founding Anobit, Mr. Maislos was Co – Founder and President of Passave, which was acquired by PMC Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS) in 2006. He has filed numerous patents in the fields of signal processing and digital communications, and was an editor of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard.
VP at Bessemer Venture Partners
Amit Karp, a vice president in BVP Israel’s Herzliya office, joined the firm in 2012. He focuses on investments in the software, mobile and digital media sectors and has been closely involved in Bessemer’s investments in Thinking Phone Networks. He is also actively involved in BVP’s investments in Apperian, Vasona Networks, Syncsort and Perimeter E-Security.
Previously, Amit was a senior associate in McKinsey & Company, advising companies on projects related to IT strategy and Telecom. Amit blogs at amitkarp.com
A partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
Adam Fisher is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe. He joined BVP in 2007 after 9 years with Jerusalem Venture Partners, where he was partner in their New York, Jerusalem and Beijing offices. Adam covers several areas of investment at BVP, including consumer Internet, enterprise SaaS and data center infrastructure, and disruptive technology companies in storage and wireless.
CTO of ScyllaDB
Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.
CEO of ScyllaDB
Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years.Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.
Co-Founder of Magma Venture Partners
Yahal is the co-founder of Magma Venture Partners. Magma is positioned as the leading Venture Capital Fund in Israel, with numerous success stories that Yahal has led.
Prior to Magma, Yahal served as the CFO of VocalTec Communications from 1995 to 1999, where he was part of the team that pioneered VoIP. Yahal led the company from seed to its public offering on Nasdaq (NASDAQ:CALL).
Yahal is very active with the business development and financing-related activities of the companies that he works with. Yahal led and was on the boards of Waze (acquired by Google), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Argus (acquired by Continental), DesignArt Networks (acquired by Qualcomm), Phonetic Systems (acquired by Nuance) and Adience (acquired by Teddy Sagi Group). Yahal currently serves as a director on the boards of Valens, Applitools, Iguaz.io, Hola, Scylla DB, Gloat and Magisto, among others. He is also an investor in leading companies such as Vayyar, Fundbox, MeMed and Replay (acquired by Intel).
For the past several years, Yahal has been very involved in the automotive and mobility ecosystem, building strong relationships and focusing on the automotive industry as a major investment opportunity. As a part of Magma, Yahal has invested in seven companies focused on the automotive space and autonomous driving enabling technologies, including Waze, Autotalks, Valens, Innoviz, Argus, Iguazio and JpU.
Head of Qualcomm Ventures Israel at Qualcomm Ventures
Merav is the Head of Qualcomm Ventures in Israel. Merav serves as a Board Member/Observer in Weka.io, Stratoscale, Magisto, Mantis Vision, Medisafe, ScyllaDB, Splacer, TabTale, Tapingo and Zeek. Merav was also a Board Observer at Panoramic Power, which was acquired by Direct Energy, and Corrigon, which was acquired by eBay.
Merav has more than 15 years of high-tech and venture capital experience. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, she was a Director at Intel Capital, and before that a principal at Pitango Venture Capital. During these years, Merav led and was involved in several investments including, Convergin (acquired by Oracle), Boxee (acquired by Samsung), LiveU, ToTango, Kaminario, Forescout and more. Merav holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (cum laude) from the Technion, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Merav is also the founder and is on the steering committee of the Women Founder Forum, an organization that encourages and supports female tech entrepreneurs.
Director, Corporate Development and Capital Investments at Western Digital Corporation
Mr. Amir Fridman serves as Director of Western Digital Corporate Business Development and Capital investment in Israel and Europe. Previously, Mr. Fridman served as Director of Corporate Business Development at SanDisk Ventures. In addition, Mr. Fridman has served as SanDisk Director of OEM Strategic Marketing. Before joining SanDisk, he was Director of Strategic Marketing and Product Management at M-Systems Mobile BU.
Mr. Fridman earned his MBA from Tel Aviv University and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University
Managing Partner at TLV Partners
Before joining TLV Partners, Shahar was a general Partner at Magma Venture Partners, in funds III and IV. Shahar led the Investments and Sat on the boards of AIdoc, Guesty, ScyllaDB, Tonkean, Coretigo, WireX and Real. In addition, he led the investments in Argus (acquired by Continental), Applitools, Syte, CloudEndure and Ubeya.
Shahar is a 3X startup founder veteran (1997 – 2011): Federation, acquired by Cordys; Oblicore, acquired by CA; and DigitalFuel, acquired by VMWare.
He is a graduate of the IDF Mamram computer division and holds unit, division and signal & communication corps annual distinction awards. A strong chess player, Shahar has expertise in Advanced Chess – a combination of AI and human play.
Founded in New York in 1911, BVP has funded over 100 start-ups that went on to become independent public companies, among them Skype, Hotjobs, Yelp, Versant (now Symantec), and Staples. From offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Mumbai and Herzliya, BVP today manages more than US$2 billion of venture capital, invested in more than 130 start-ups around the world.
Innovation Endeavors empowers the best and brightest to connect and launch game-changing ventures. Founded in 2010 by Dror Berman and funded by Eric Schmidt, Innovation has backed over 100 entrepreneurs and more than 46 early stage companies. With its open space office in Palo Alto, Innovation Endeavors is changing the way venture capital firms and entrepreneurs interact, embracing fun, accessible, and design-driven entrepreneurship.
Samsung Venture Investment Corporation is the Venture Capital arm of the Samsung Group with offices in Seoul, Silicon Valley, Boston, Israel, London and Tokyo. Samsung Ventures identifies and invests in startup companies focused on semiconductors, IT, software, internet services, biotechnology, contents business, and more. The organization provides seed, early stage, later stage, private equity, and debt financing investments. It also provides professional and services related to R&D, management, IPO, and more.
As the Venture Capital investment group of Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been making investments in early-stage technology companies since 2000. Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in high-technology companies that have the potential to dramatically transform our world. For more information please visit www.qualcommventures.com.
Western Digital Capital is the investment arm of Western Digital Corp., a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices and home entertainment products under the WD, SanDisk, HGST and G-Technology brands. Western Digital Capital partners with innovative startups that improve how data is generated, saved, managed, and consumed. We provide the capital, expertise, and connections required to scale the organizations of tomorrow. For more information, please visit our the Western Digital website.
Wing is a purpose-built venture capital firm founded by 2 industry veterans with a different view of what it takes to build enduring companies. Our sole focus is the transformation of Business Technology by the Cloud, Mobility and Data. We commit to our companies in their early stages, but engage for the long term. Our body of work spans two decades and dozens of companies, 16 of which have executed successful IPO’s and achieved market caps in excess of $1 billion. Recent examples of our work include FireEye, Mobile Iron, Nimble Storage, Opower and Ruckus Wireless. Helping build companies like these is our singular purpose at Wing.
Magma is a leading venture capital firm founded in 1999 with over $500 million under management. Magma specializes in investments in early stage companies developing innovative technologies in sectors such as Software/Platform/ Infrastructure as a service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), data storage, cyber security, internet, mobile, cloud and new media. Magma focuses on Israeli-related opportunities and helps to build companies that target global markets and create industry leading success stories. Notable exits include: Waze (acquired by Google), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Provigent (acquired by Broadcom), Wintegra (acquired by PMC-Sierra), DesignArt (acquired by Qualcomm) and others. For more information, please visit www.magmavc.com.
TLV Partners is an early stage VC with $270M under management. TLV Partners is about pursuing our dream to build the best home for Israeli entrepreneurs. We invest in early stage startups and help them grow, excel in and lead new markets.
Our core belief is that entrepreneurs – not VCs – build great companies. Our Job is to empower you.
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