Make the best decision every time, with the industry’s first active data architecture.

Combining distributed data management software and advanced networking principles, Vexata is an active data infrastructure company, that accelerates database and analytic platforms. We address the demands of applications and transform data infrastructure to improve decisions today, power business on demand and simplify the path to the future.

About Us

Since inception in 2014, our belief has been to streamline how enterprises connect their data – the process, tools, and infrastructure– through passion and innovation. Our technology has allowed global companies to unlock data quicker, more efficiently and gain familiarity faster.

Zahid Hussain

CEO, Founder

Surya Varanasi

CTO, Founder

Ashish Gupta


Surya Turaga

VP of Business Operations and Support

Naseem Rochette

VP of Business Development & Sales

Founding Members


VP of Product Management

Venky Nagapudi, VP of Product Management brings 20 years experience in engineering, product marketing and business development in the storage, networking and computer industries. Venky led product management at EMC and Applied Micro. Venky also held engineering leadership roles at Intel, Brocade and holds 10 patents with an MBA from Haas business school at UC Berkeley, an MSEE from North Carolina State University, and a BSEE from IIT Madras.


VP of Software Engineering

As part of the founding team, Ramkumar Vadivelu, the VP of Software Engineering, brings 25+ years of design and development for enterprise/cloud products, in the storage and networking industries. Prior to Vexata, Ramkumar worked at EMC, VMware, Brocade and consulted at HP, SGI and Intel. He holds 8 patents with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology from Coimbatore Institute of Technology.


VP of Platform Engineering

As part of the founding team, Satsheel Altekar, the VP of Platform Engineering brings deep knowledge in silicon and systems that involve high speed protocols. Prior to joining Vexata, he has held senior management positions at EMC, VMware and Brocade building high caliber teams that delivered enterprise grade storage and networking products . He holds several storage and networking patents and has a BSEE from the College of Engineering, Pune, India


Chief Software Architect

As part of the founding team, Vinodh Ravindran, the Chief Software Architect brings 25+ years of experience in product development in storage and networking. Prior to joining Vexata he has had leading technical roles at EMC, Brocade and HP. He holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Board Members

Tatiana Evtushenkova

Tatiana is a Partner at Redline based in London. She is also a member of the Investment Committee and member of the Board of Directors
For more than 5 years, Tatiana was an advisor to the CEO of Sberbank of Russia, and head of the Private Equity Initiative, based in Moscow. Tatiana also served as a member of the board of directors of MTS. Tatiana holds a degree in International Economics from the Financial Academy under the Government of Russian Federation and LSE.

Navin Chaddha

Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 40 companies, of which 13 have gone public and 15 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India. Navin holds an MSEE degree from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.

Igor Taber

Igor Taber is a Director at Intel Capital Datacenter Investment group leading Big Data, Analytics and Cloud investments. Prior to Intel Capital, Igor was Director for Business Development in Intel Broadband Wireless Group where he led engagements with major telecom operator around the world. He was also Chief of Staff to VP and GM of the group. Igor has an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Computer Engineering degree from University of Kansas.

John Vrionis

John joined Lightspeed in 2006 and invests in enterprise and consumer IT companies. Previously, John worked in product management with Determina (acquired by VMware) and was also an initial member of the executive team at Freedom Financial Network, where he led product management and sales. John holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a BA from Harvard University.


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