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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 API that they would've wanted. We built on that foundation to deliver the serverless database to power the next generation of applications. We welcome you to join us in our mission!

Our vision

Increasingly modern applications are written as rich, browser-native clients built upon a world of serverless APIs. Fauna is the data API for this new generation of “client-serverless” applications.

Three-tier applications (1990s)

Applications that combined web servers, application servers and a database for delivering single-origin internet applications.

Single originManually scaledOperations-heavy

Client-serverless model (2020s)

Modern applications with rich (browser or mobile) clients with serverless backends, that can be accessed from anywhere.

Globally deployedContinuously scaledOperations-free
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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.

Dhruv Gupta

Dhruv was formerly vice president for the VR division at Digital Domain. He has 20+ years of industry experience across developer tools and cloud infrastructure and held leadership positions in marketing and product roles at (Nutanix), Perforce, Oracle, and AmberPoint.

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.

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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