Andy was previously a product manager at AppNexus, a derivatives trader at RBS and Greenwich Capital, and a bouncer at a goth club. He holds an MBA from UCLA and BS from Johns Hopkins.
Before Socotra, Chris built and led the DevOps team at Blizzard Entertainment and Hightail, keeping them scaled, secure, and tested. Chris is also a standup comedian with a pilot’s license. No joke.
Before Socotra, Chris was a DevOps technical lead at VMWare and other startups in the Bay Area. In a former life he worked for a visual effects firm on movies that included Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and The Mummy III.
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Dan previously managed partnerships at Palantir and IT investing at Formation 8. He holds a MS in Computer Science from Stanford. He has played classical piano since age six.
Before Socotra, Dinesh led Palantir's expansion across Asia, and holds degrees from MIT and UC Berkeley. Dinesh has lived in Singapore, Dubai, Boston, and San Diego.
Ed is a former entrepreneur that has worked for CIRM, Fortune 500 publishing companies, and Pacific Bell. He once went skydiving, bungee jumping, and blackwater rafting on a single day.
Ekine previously worked on large scale machine learning problems at Oracle. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He was a 9-handicap golfer (a very long time ago).
Before Socotra, Harsh worked on mobile products at Google and AdMob. He holds a BA from UCLA and once backpacked from Cairo to Cape Town, on a solo trip across Africa.
Harshal comes with a QA background and has previously worked at Symantec and Microsoft. He enjoys hiking and practicing yoga.
Heidi has previous experience across startups and Fortune 500 companies. Before Socotra, Heidi worked on operations at Addepar, SkyFire, and Cisco Systems. In her spare time, she studies alternative therapies and biohacking.
Katie is currently pursuing a BA in Business at Sacramento State. In her free time she enjoys hiking, music, and spending time with friends and family.
Kevin previously worked on the engineering team at Palantir and holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. In his free time, you’ll find him hanging out in San Francisco’s museums or playing board games.
Michael previously worked on processing supernova data at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and holds a BA in Physics from UC Berkeley. He once built image sharing hardware using laser pointers and photodiodes.
Michael has over 30 years of experience within the insurance industry. Prior to joining Socotra, he was an early member of the team at Guidewire and 1insurer. His passions are family, music, and his Harley.
Rahul previously worked at Symantec and Hewlett-Packard and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Rahul is an avid aviation, motorcycling, and rock music enthusiast.
Raj previously worked in business development and engineering at two different health tech startups, and holds a BS in Computational Physics from the University of Michigan. He spends his weekends kayaking and making short films with friends.