Cloud Management


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Category: Cloud Management
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StarTree is a cloud-based software company that enables business customers to derive advanced insights from real-time and historical data. StarTree was founded by the core software engineering team and inventors of Apache Pinot™, which currently powers hundreds of user-facing applications at companies across industries, including LinkedIn, Uber, Target, 7Eleven, Etsy, Walmart, and more. StarTree Cloud has enabled even more companies to deploy and operate real-time analytics at scale, including Stripe, Dialpad, Morgan & Morgan, Sovrn, Razorpay, Rippling, Moveworks, Blinkit, Just Eat Takeaway, and more.

StarTree’s mission is to empower every company to deploy and operate real-time analytics at scale to differentiate itself and deliver greater value to customers and users. Learn more at

Key Products

StarTree Cloud 

StarTree Cloud is a fully-managed user-facing real-time analytics Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) designed for OLAP at massive speed and scale. Based on Apache Pinot™, StarTree Cloud provides enterprise-grade reliability and advanced capabilities such as tiered storage, plus additional indexes and connectors. It integrates seamlessly with transactional databases and event streaming platforms, ingesting data at millions of events per second and indexing it for lightning-fast query responses. StarTree Cloud is available on your favorite public cloud or for private SaaS deployment. Learn More about StarTree Cloud

StarTree ThirdEye

StarTree ThirdEye is an application that runs on top of StarTree Cloud and watches for deviations in your mission-critical business operations. It allows you to spot real-time fluctuations in your key metrics, perform root-cause analysis, and respond immediately. Learn More about StarTree ThirdEye

Customer Insights

“With StarTree Cloud powering commerce and advertising analytics at Sovrn, our publishers can get revenue and click performance in real-time, helping track engagements at a granular level and grow their business. Pinot delivered on our real-time analytics needs and has been a game changer to onboard more data and applications across additional use cases. StarTree’s hosted Pinot service gives us unbelievable query performance for our datasets at a fraction of the cost.” – Ryan Chichirico, Vice President, Applications Engineering at Sovrn


“SaaS Edition of StarTree Cloud made it very easy for us to get started with Apache Pinot and real-time applications. We were able to ingest batch data and use real-time applications that helped significantly reduce Mean Time To Detect (MTTD) and Mean Time To Respond (MTTR) for key business metrics issues. Right from the evaluation phase using open source, to getting the clusters ready for production, the StarTree team provided fast, timely responses and focused on solving user problems, which allowed us to work together closely.” – Soyinka Majumder, Head of Marketing Analytics at Just Eat 


  • Founded in 2019

  • Number of Employees: 100+

  • Offices: Mountain View, CA, USA; Bangalore, India

  • Total funding raised: $75 Million 

  • Host of Annual Real-Time Analytics Summit”

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Key Executives

Kishore Gopalakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO

Kishore Gopalakrishna is the Co-Founder and CEO  of StarTree while working at Linkedin as a Senior Staff Engineer. Gopalakrishna first got his start in 2002 as an Application Developer at Oracle. From there he went on to Tavant Technologies. Gopalakrishna earned his undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics from National Institute of Technology Karnataka.

Xiang Fu, Co-Founder

Xiang Fu Co-Founded StarTree in 2020 with Kishore Gopalakrishna. Fu architected the realtime data solution at Uber, including data serving/processing/analytics and UATG (self-driving) storage Infrastructure. He is also the author of Apache Pinot, a realtime OLAP datastore.

Jeff Miller, Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Miller is the Chief Revenue Officer of StarTree. Miller has an extensive experience in both business and technical sales environments. He is an expert at creating strategies for customers’ success while improving sales results through high-energy Cloud Computing, coaching and mentoring staff members across all sales disciplines.

Previously, Miller was a Chief Revenue Officer at Cockroach Labs and OverOps. He was a Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas at Hortonworks and a Chief Sales Officer at Virtustream. Earlier in his career, he worked with JBoss, Inc as Sr. Director of Sales.

Tim Berglund, Vice President of Developer Relations

Tim Berglund is the Vice President of Developer Relations at StarTree. Before that, he was a Vice President of Developer Education at DataStax. He also founded and a Principal Software Developer of August Technology Group, LLC. Earlier in his career he was a Vice President at

Cornerstone Technologies. Berglund graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer engineering.

Jen Murphy, Vice President, Channels & Alliances

Jen Murphy is the Vice President of Channels & Alliances at StarTree. She was a dynamic leader with expertise in developing and managing strategic partnerships that deliver value and high growth.

Murphy started her career in 1992 as a Manager of Customer Service at Revelation Technologies. From there she went on to Cognos before eventually rising to Director at, her most recent position prior to joining StarTree.

Jitender Aswani, Vice President of Engineering

Jitender Aswani is the Vice President of Engineering at StarTree. Aswani is supporting the engineering organization to build the fastest and most complete distributed cloud-native OLAP database and to offer fully managed service to customers using both BYOC and SaaS models for all three cloud platforms, AWS, GCP, and Azure.

Prior to joining StarTree, Aswani was a Head of Engineering, Insights Products at Moveworks and a Head of Data Science and Engineering, Security, Privacy, and Cloud Infra at Netflix. Earlier in his career, Aswani worked with SAP as a Vice President, Product Management, Big Data Analytics.

Aswani graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and form the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi with an undergraduate degree in electronics and communication engineer.

Uday Vallamsetty, Vice President of Customer Success

Uday Vallamsetty is the Vice President of Customer Success at StarTree. Previously, Vallamsetty co-founded Huna Makia, an enterprise intelligence platform driving innovative applications like account intelligence. He also worked with Datos IO, Inc. as a Head of Product, Pre-Sales and Customer Support. Earlier in his career, he worked with Advanced Micro Devices as a Senior Manager.

Vallamsetty earned an MBA from Michigan State University and an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Board Members

Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner at GGV Capital

Glenn Solomon has been a VC for 20+ years, the last fourteen with GGV Capital. Solomon loves working with growing companies, and he’s at his best when serving as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and management teams who are endeavoring to build great companies. Earlier in his career, during his time at Goldman Sachs, he learned how important it is to deliver on clients’ needs; Solomon have tried to bring this commitment to his portfolio companies ever since.

Casber Wang, Partner at Sapphire Ventures 

Casber is a Partner at Sapphire Ventures where focuses primarily on security, enterprise infrastructure, and data and analytics. Prior to Sapphire, Casber was part of the technology investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked on high-profile IPO and M&A transactions. He also spent time at Wish, a leading mobile commerce platform in North America and Europe.

Enrique Salem, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures

Enrique Salem invests in early-stage infrastructure software companies, with a specialization in cybersecurity. Enrique is a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions.

Max Gazor, General Partner at CRV

Max is an early-stage venture capital investor at CRV, focused on the areas of cloud & data infrastructure software, cybersecurity and developer tools. Max led CRV’s investments in Airtable, Cribl, StarTree, CloudGenix ($PANW), Respond Software ($GOOG), Superconductive, Sleuth, Resilience,, and over a dozen other companies.


StarTree has completed Seed, Series A, and Series B funding rounds with investors from GGV Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and CRV.

News and Press Releases

  • StarTree Announces Integration between Apache Pinot and Delta Lake with StarTree Cloud. Combined technologies help businesses unlock their data’s full potential and provide an end-to-end solution for their real-time analytics needs (Read)

  • Apache Pinot Uncorks Real-Time Data for Ad-Tech Firm (Read)

  • StarTree Extends Leadership Position in Real-Time Analytics with a Year of Strong Growth and Innovation. With 4x revenue growth, 10x customer growth, and 2x employee growth, StarTree is poised to accelerate adoption of real-time analytics in 2023 (Read)

  • StarTree Receives SOC 2 Type II Certification, Demonstrating Best-in-Class Security, Integrity, and Privacy. SOC 2 Type II Certification marks a major milestone in the company’s security roadmap to accelerate vendor onboarding and support customer compliance (Read)

  • StarTree Appoints Jeff Miller as Chief Revenue Officer to Lead Go-to-Market Strategy. Seasoned executive to help fuel company’s next phase of growth, as enterprise customers turn to user-facing analytics for data insights at scale – (Read)

  • StarTree among CRN’s 10 Coolest Cloud Computing Startup Companies of 2022 (Read)

  • StarTree Named one of The Information’s 50 Most Promising Startups (Read)

  • StarTree Lands $47 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Adoption of Real-Time, User-Facing Analytics. New funding to capitalize on Apache Pinot and StarTree company momentum (Read)