Ali Kutay is a successful serial entrepreneur, executive and investor with 25 years of experience. Before founding Striim, Ali was the Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle), the leading infrastructure software company for high availability. Previously, Ali was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AltoWeb, Inc., a provider of e-business infrastructure software. He was an angel investor, President and Chief Executive Officer of WebLogic, Inc., the company that pioneered the Application Server technology which became one of the major building blocks of web-enabled applications. WebLogic merged with BEA Systems, Inc. and was acquired by Oracle in 2007. Earlier in his career, Ali was the President and CEO of Formtek, one of the first enterprise infrastructure software companies, founded in 1984 as a Carnegie-Mellon University spin-off, and acquired by Lockheed Corporation in 1989. He continued to lead Formtek as its CEO under Lockheed Martin for seven years. He currently serves on the boards of public and private companies and advises startups. Ali completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Middle East Technical University, and his PhD work at Carnegie Mellon University.
Salil Deshpande is the founder of Bain-backed Uncorrelated Ventures which focuses on open source and infrastructure software, both traditional and decentralized. Over 14 years as general partner and managing director at Bay Partners and Bain Capital, Salil invested $350M+ into 50+ companies early, including MuleSoft, DynaTrace, Buddy Media, SpringSource, Redis Labs, SysDig, Jambool, Dropcam, Tealium, Sonatype, Frame, Netdata, Quantum Metric, Philz Coffee, and DeFi projects Compound and Maker. Salil was on the Forbes Midas List of the 100 best-performing venture investors worldwide in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Automation Hero, and Utimaco Safeware
Buddy Media, Dynatrace, Eventful, GridGain Systems, PurePlay, and TeaLeaf Technology