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Rethinking the database for a new generation of applications

Our founders built the distributed storage systems that scaled Twitter, and set out to create the data platform that they would've wanted. We built on that foundation to deliver the serverless data API to power the next generation of applications. We welcome you to join us in our mission!

Our Mission

The next wave of cloud computing offers developers increasingly higher levels of abstraction in the form of serverless offerings. These offerings remove the burden of operational complexity from developers by exposing themselves as an API. Serverless computing is leading the way for new “client-serverless” applications that are written as rich, browser-native clients built using serverless APIs. One of the last areas of the cloud infrastructure to go truly serverless has been the operational database. In order to unlock the potential of developers everywhere to create or transform their organizations digitally, our mission is:

To make working with operational data productive, scalable and secure for every software development team.

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Executive team


Eric Berg

Eric has 25+ years of experience growing multiple software and SaaS businesses. Previously he was the Chief Product Officer at Okta which he helped scale from inception to post IPO. He has also held leadership roles at Apptio, Microsoft, and Intel.

Evan Weaver

Evan is a co-founder at Fauna. He was formerly the Director of Infrastructure of Twitter, where he was employee 15. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and previously worked at CNET and SAP. He is responsible for Fauna's technology vision and strategy.

Matt Freels

Chief Architect
Matt is a co-founder at Fauna. He was formerly the technical lead of Twitter's database team. Previously, he worked at a gaming company acquired by Zynga. He works with Fauna's product and engineering teams to deliver on our technical vision.

Hassen Karaa

VP Product & Community
Hassen was formerly a Vice President at Okta where he spent 7 years in the product management function. He helped grow Okta from a startup with $5M of revenue to a public company with $700M in revenue and 6500 customers. Prior to that, he held product roles at Microsoft.

Tyson Trautmann

VP Engineering
Tyson was formerly the General Manager for AWS CodePipeline and CodeDeploy. He has 15+ years of experience building tools to develop, deploy, and operate large-scale distributed systems in both cloud and hybrid environments. He has held engineering leadership roles at Amazon, Microsoft, and Riot Games.

Matt Slagle

VP Sales
Matt comes from New Relic, where he spent 9 years and was most recently Group Vice President of Sales. He helped build New Relic from a $5M revenue startup with 80 employees into a $700M public company with 2000+ employees. He is passionate about building teams that partner with and delight their customers.

Board members


Bob Muglia


Cheryl Dalrymple

CFO, Confluent (Independent)

S. Somasegar

Investor, Madrona (Board member)

Tyson Clark

Investor, GV (Board observer)

Aaron Schildkrout

Investor, Addition (Board observer)

Eric Berg


Evan Weaver


Institutional investors

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Advisors & individual investors

Fauna is backed by investors and advisors who share our vision for a complete, modern platform that supports the future of data. Industry veterans, database gurus, and venture rockstars, we have them all rooting for us, as well as your success.

Dr. Daniel Abadi

Professor, University of Maryland

Dr. Andy Pavlo

Asst. Professor, Carnegie Mellon

Tom Preston Werner

Founder, RedwoodJS

Roger Bamford

Father of Oracle RAC

Olivier Pomel

CEO & Co-founder, Datadog

Robin Vasan

Founder, Mango Capital

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