Yotascale is built by engineers for engineers

At Yotascale, we’re passionate about building software that empowers engineers and drives digital transformation for organizations globally.

Our Vision

Make cloud computing economically and environmentally viable for every organization in the world.

Our Mission

Optimize the world’s cloud computing spend by empowering engineering teams.

Meet Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

VP, Product Development

Sr. Director, Marketing

Director of Customer Success

Meet our Board and Investors

Felicis Ventures

AccelG2M

Sr. Director, Marketing

Pelion Venture Partners

Crosslink Capital

Stanford Cloud Computing Lecturer

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Asim Razzaq

Chief Executive Officer

Asim Razzaq is the co-founder and CEO of Yotascale. Prior to Yotascale, Asim was Senior Director of Platform Engineering (Head of Infrastructure) at PayPal where he was responsible for all core infrastructure processing payments and logins. He led the build-out of the PayPal private cloud and the PayPal developer platform generating multi-billion dollars in payments volume.

Asim has held engineering leadership roles at early-mid stage startups and large companies including eBay and PayPal. His teams have focused on building cloud-scale platforms and applications.

Asim earned his BS (Honors) in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin where conducted undergraduate research in the areas of resource management and distributed computing and is a published author.

Basil Hashem

VP, Product Development

Basil started building products while at Netscape, when they’d just started trying to explain to the world what a browser is.

Ever since, he has been focused on developing products that are intellectually interesting, but what he cares about most is working with smart, capable, kind people.

Having spent decades both observing and participating in the birth, growth, and saturation of cloud technologies, Basil is currently leading Engineering and Product for Yotascale. He has always felt that people aren’t really taking advantage of the cloud cost optimization tools they have in front of them, and he enjoys the challenge of building a better set of workflows for them.

Networking with other entrepreneurial people, both technical and business focused, in and out of the Valley, is a passion of his. Recently he’s begun angel investing via the Mentors Fund, and loves hearing about what other companies are doing in the seed stages as they disrupt traditional industries. Having started and sold his own company, which raised money from Sequoia during the Dot Com crash and which they later sold, he has deep empathy and excitement for this journey.

Julie Herd

Sr. Director, Marketing

Julie Herd leads the Marketing team for Yotascale, bringing over 20 years of experience as a marketing leader for SaaS and data storage companies. Prior to Yotascale, Julie was the Director of Content and Solutions Marketing at Druva, focused on creating compelling content and solutions to fuel Druva’s growth.

Throughout her career, Julie has held marketing leadership roles at small and large companies including NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and BlueArc. Julie earned her MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara.

Wes Roon

Director of Customer Success

Wes Roon is the Director of Customer Success at Yotascale. He is responsible for partnering with customers to define and achieve their desired outcomes through the use of the Yotascale platform. Prior to Yotascale Wes was responsible for the success of CloudHealth by VMWare’s Bay Area enterprise customers with a focus on creating scalable processes that delivered on revenue and retention targets.

Wes brings 10 years of experience in customer success and has held leadership roles in both large and small companies including VMWare, Castlight Health, and Arcadia Solutions. He is continually focused on building and maintaining strong partnerships that deliver measurable value and business outcomes.

Aydin Senkut

Felicis Ventures

Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felicis Ventures. An original super angel turned multi-stage investor, he has been named on the Forbes Midas List for the past seven years (2014-2020) as well as the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists list for the past four years (2016-2019). His recent focus areas include consumerization of enterprise, security, AI, mental health, and longevity.

He is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Shopify, Fitbit, Rovio, Adyen, Pluralsight, Guardant Health, Credit Karma, SoundHound and Vicarious.

Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific, including Japan. Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch Google’s first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products, and its first Safe Search. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible for worldwide licensing deals. Before joining Google, Aydin was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software MineSet at SGI.

Herb Cunitz

AccelG2M

Herb Cunitz has 30+ years experience in growing and managing all go-to-market operations for emerging software companies: sales, marketing, services, channels and operations. Grew field operations for multiple, private, VC funded technology companies – growing in many cases from little revenue and few employees to $250M in billings. Experienced in working with the boards of venture capital backed companies with three companies going public – Hortonworks, Vitria and Viasoft, and two companies being acquired – SpringSource and Savvion. Experienced in managing all aspects of worldwide field operations, including direct sales, presales, indirect channels, alliances, sales operations, marketing, training and professional services. Experienced in mergers and acquisitions for being both the acquirer and the acquiree. Serving as an independent on multiple boards of directors. Owner of AccelG2M, an advisory consulting firm working with CEO’s of young technology companies on accelerating their growth, raising funds or strategic M&A. 

Ashmeet Sidana

Engineering Capital

Ashmeet is the Chief Engineer of Engineering Capital (www.engineeringcapital.com). His experience includes managing venture capital funds, serving on multiple Boards of Directors, and helping build the industry leading products VMware ESX Server and Silicon Graphics WebFORCE. Before this last decade as a venture capitalist Ashmeet was an operating executive with hands-on operating experience as a CEO and Entrepreneur.

Current investments include Prismo Systems, Menlo Security, Kentik, YotaScale, Nexla and vFunction. Previous realized investments include Azure Power (IPO: AZRE), Netsil (acquired by Nutanix), Palerra (acquired by Oracle), Freewheel (acquired by Comcast), InQuira (acquired by Oracle), Altor (acquired by Juniper), Appurify (acquired by Google) and PrivateCore (acquired by Facebook).

Ashmeet came to venture from VMware, where he ran product management for their flagship product – ESX Server. Before VMware, Ashmeet was the Founder and CEO of Sidana Systems, Inc. He started his career at Hewlett Packard and Silicon Graphics as an engineer.

Ashmeet received an MBA from Wharton, MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science from USC. In his spare time he can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest.

Chad Packard

Pelion Venture Partners

Chad is an experienced partner with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Due Diligence, Corporate Development, Licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Entrepreneurship. Chad invests in entrepreneurs who are hungry to change the way the world operates. Chad has led the firm’s Seed Stage investing efforts, which has led to interesting early deals like Neighbor, Rivet Health, and Steady MD.  Chad is particularly interested in Vertical SaaS, AI/ML and Cybersecurity. During his tenure at Pelion, Chad has sourced, led, or co-led more than 25 investments including Divvy, Weave, and DataScience.com. Chad currently sits on 13 portfolio company boards including Canopy Tax, UNIFI, and Owlet.

Chad is a member of the state bar association of California. Chad holds a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University, a J.D. from Santa Clara University, and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Phil Boyer

Crosslink Capital

Phil Boyer is a Partner at Crosslink Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in the SF Bay Area founded in 1989. Phil leads early-stage investments in enterprise applications, infrastructure, vertical software, and frontier technology (AI, robotics). Phil’s investments and board positions include: Armory, BetterUp, Bonfire (acq. by GTY), Descartes Labs, Enview, Flo Technologies (acq. by Moen), Inscribe, Iron Ox, Molekule, Overjet, Vectice, Verodin (acq. by FireEye), Weave, and YotaScale.

Timothy Chou

Stanford Cloud Computing Lecturer

Timothy Chou has been a leader in enterprise cloud computing since 1999 when he joined Oracle as the first President of Oracle’s cloud computing business. In 2004 he published the widely acclaimed book, The End of Software, which foretold the rise of application cloud services and featured three startups: VMware, Salesforce and Netsuite. In 2006 he returned to Stanford University and started the first class on cloud computing, cs309a.stanford.edu, which has featured the CEOs of Salesforce, Netsuite, ServiceNow, Zoom, LinkedIn, Splunk, New Relic and Twillio. As a member of the Board of Directors of Blackbaud and Teradata he has been instrumental in their move to the cloud. Today he is working on the Pediatric Cloud project which has the mission of connecting all 1,000,000 healthcare machines in all the children’s hospitals in the world to build a digital infrastructure to transform children’s healthcare.