They said it couldn't be done. But we built it. And it just works.

After building the distributed storage systems that power Twitter, we regrouped to create the database we wished we had. Come join our mission to change businesses forever.

Our mission

Our mission is to help developers build applications fearlessly, without boundaries, without limitations that databases have historically placed on them. Our vision is to transform the database into a ubiquitous data API, that delivers all the same data guarantees you need, without all the operational overhead that you're currently burdened with. Bold? Perhaps. But we know what a database should be. We have seen what a database can be.

For the longest time, client-server oriented relational systems were the only choice for a database. Their rigid architecture and the complexity involved in expanding them for web-scale applications led to the invention of NoSQL databases. NoSQL brought flexible schemas and horizontal scalability but left data consistency, security, and relational querying behind. A modern database should not force tradeoffs.

At Fauna, we built a database for modern, cloud-native, and heavily distributed application environments. FaunaDB is a multi-model serverless database that offers all the benefits of first-generation NoSQL databases without sacrificing the enterprise capabilities delivered by relational systems. FaunaDB is scalable, secure, reliable, yet strongly consistent. It supports modern APIs such as GraphQL and offers flexible access to data models like relational, document and graph. That makes it extremely easy to program to.

We are committed to making FaunaDB the only database you will ever need for building modern applications. We're also committed to building a sustainable company that values its customers and its people.

Executive team

From the team that scaled Twitter’s backend to experienced leaders who understand modern development, Fauna’s cloud and database DNA runs deep. We care deeply about product quality, scalability, and performance, but even more, we care about helping our customers achieve their goals.

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Evan is the former 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 management team and strategy.

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Matt is the former 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.

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Gayle is a former vice president at Mesosphere, DataStax, and Oracle, with deep experience in sales, consulting, and business development. She leads strategic and operational planning and execution across all functions at Fauna.

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Dhruv is a former vice president at Digital Domain. Previously, he held leadership positions in marketing and product roles at (Nutanix), Perforce, Oracle, and AmberPoint. He leads marketing, product management, and communications at Fauna.

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Matt is the former director of engineering at Digital Domain and VP of Community at Perforce Software. He brings a decade and a half of enterprise software experience to Fauna. He is responsible for the success of Fauna’s engineering and operations teams.

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Dan brings a wealth of diversified experiences in managing and growing teams at companies such as EMC/RSA, Juniper Networks and EqualLogic. He leads all strategic aspects of HR Operations to fuel Fauna’s rapid growth, organizational health and business results.

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Rich has served as VP for dominant infrastructure companies such as Ascend.IO, DataStax, IBM, and Extole. He leads Fauna’s Field Technical Teams, as well as Customer Success Management and Field Technical Enablement functions.

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Tyler is the former Direct of Community at Elastic and Director of Marketing at Basho. He looks after product management and community and brings two decades of experience in databases, distributed systems, and developer marketing.

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Alexandra is a licensed CPA with extensive experience in the SaaS/Technology industry. Previously, Alex held an advisor position at a CPA firm where she focused on helping start-up companies scale. She leads the financial and accounting functions at Fauna.


Advisors and angels

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.

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Board of directors

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We are hiring across the board

Fauna is disrupting a $60B+ market and we're looking for database and distributed systems enthusiasts to join us in our mission to fundamentally change how applications manage data. Come join us!