Board and Investors

Jeremy Achin

CEO & Co-Founder, DataRobot

Tom de Godoy

CTO & Co-Founder, DataRobot

Jai Das

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

Tony Florence

General Partner, NEA

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Venture Partner, NEA

Chris Lynch

CEO, AtScale

Jit Saxena

Board Member, Investor, and Entrepreneur

Rob Ward

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Meritech

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Jeremy Achin

CEO & Co-Founder, DataRobot

Jeremy is a data scientist-turned-entrepreneur. In his current role as CEO, Jeremy oversees the direction of the company and products and sets the company’s culture. He is considered a data science thought leader and spends significant time traveling to the world’s largest organizations to speak about practicing data science at scale. Previously, he was Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance, where he built predictive models for pricing, retention, conversion, elasticity, lifetime value, customer behavior, claims, and much more. A true data science enthusiast, Jeremy even spends his spare time building predictive models, usually on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com. Jeremy studied math, physics, computer science, and statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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Tom de Godoy

CTO & Co-Founder, DataRobot

Tom has more than 10 years of experience as a data science leader, building and implementing predictive models. As CTO of DataRobot, Tom projects the vision of the company by directing its strategic technology investments. Before DataRobot, Tom was Senior Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance where he managed a team of data scientists. Tom has been ranked as high as 20th in the world on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com, which has more than 500,000 registered data scientists. Tom got both his master’s degree in mathematics, and his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Jai Das
Jai Das

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

Jai is a managing director, president, and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures. He invests in startups, which he believes are developing groundbreaking products and services and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies and nine have been acquired. Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at Catchpoint, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic, and ThoughtSpot. Jai’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apigee (acquired by Google), Box (NYSE: BOX), Connectiva Systems (acquired by Mara Ison), Cloudhealth Technologies (acquired by VMware), Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce), Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Ignite Technologies (acquired by Versata), Iron.IO (acquired by Xenon Technologies), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), JustDial (JUSTDIAL), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Newgen Software (NSE: NEWGEN), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), Paytm, Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies), Square (NYSE: SQ), and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM). Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital (a DFJ affiliated fund). He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Tony Florence

General Partner, NEA

Tony is a general partner at NEA and leads the firm’s Consumer Internet and Venture Growth Equity investment practices. Tony focuses on investments in the internet and software sectors and is on the board of directors for several companies, including Care.com (NYSE: CRM), Casper, CCP Games, DataRobot, Duolingo, EverFi, Goop, Jet.com, Letgo, Moda Operandi, Raise.com, Tamara Mellon, and Wallapop. He led the firm’s investment in Quidsi (Diapers.com), which was acquired by Amazon in 2011, Jet.com, which was acquired by Walmart in 2016, and Cvent (NYSE: CVT), which was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Prior to joining NEA, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was Head of Technology Banking in New York. He was also a member of the North American Management Committee for investment banking. Tony received an MBA and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Venture Partner, NEA

Hilarie joined NEA in 2017 as a Venture Partner on the tech team, where she focuses on enterprise software and services. An enterprise software veteran, Hilarie spent the last three decades at growth-stage technology companies in operating and board roles. Most recently, Hilarie was President at New Relic, responsible for the company’s growth strategies as well as leading global sales, marketing, customer success, support, and business development. Prior to her time at New Relic, Hilarie was at Salesforce, where she was named President and led the company’s worldwide sales teams and focused on growing the business globally. Hilarie joined Salesforce from Intuit where she was vice president of direct sales for small business and a member of the executive committee. Hilarie started her career at Oracle Corporation where she held a variety of roles over the course of 18 years, including senior vice president of Oracle Direct where she drove the company’s rapid growth in both the technology and applications markets. Hilarie currently serves on the board of directors of BloomReach, Duo Security, Knotch, Tableau Corporation, and Zendesk Corporation. She is the Vice Chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and serves on the advisory council of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. She previously served on the board of directors for Informatica Corporation. Hilarie has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Mills College.

Chris Lynch

CEO, AtScale

Chris Lynch is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive, currently serving as Executive Chairman at AtScale, the industry leader in data federation and cloud transformation. Over the past two decades, Chris has been responsible for proceeds in excess of $7BN on $150M capital raised, while creating markets in virtualization (Arrowpoint, acquired by Cisco and Acopia, acquired by F5 Networks) and taking Big Data analytics to the enterprise (Vertica, acquired by HP). Prior to joining AtScale, Chris founded Reverb Advisors, assisting entrepreneurs in cyber security, data science, and next generation application development. Prior to Reverb, Chris co-founded and was a General Partner at Accomplice, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies. Chris also devotes a significant amount of time working with nonprofit organizations, having co-founded hack/reduce, a nonprofit behind Boston’s big data ecosystem, hack/secure, a nonprofit shaping the cyber security community across the U.S., and Tech Tackles Cancer, a nonprofit supporting research to eradicate pediatric cancer. In his free time, Chris is an advisor and mentor to dozens of entrepreneurs and startups.

Jit Saxena
Jit Saxena

Board Member, Investor, and Entrepreneur

Jit has a long and successful career of entrepreneurship and business leadership in growing new global industries. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Netezza, the leading provider of data analytics and monitoring appliances, Saxena led its initial public offering and its acquisition by IBM for $1.7 billion in 2010. Saxena also founded and led Applix, a leader in analytical CRM software, which he took public in 1994. At this stage in his career Jit is interested in working with strong teams with big ideas and plans to build a very scalable business.

Rob Ward
Rob Ward

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Meritech

As managing director and co-founder of Meritech, Rob led the firm’s successful investments in Alteryx (AYX), Anaplan, (PLAN), BigFix (IBM), Cloudera (CLDR), Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Counterpane (BT), Duo (CSCO), Fortinet (FTNT), Forescout (FSCT), Greenplum (EMC), Imperva (IMPV), Netezza (IBM), NetSuite (N), PopCap Games (EA), Proofpoint (PFPT), Rally Software (RALY), ServiceMax (GE), Tableau Software (DATA), Veracode (CA), and Zipcar (ZIP). He is currently a board member or observer with Anaplan, Bromium, DataRobot, Looker and Pendo. Rob received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.