who we are
We are passionate about drawing on diverse experiences, creative thought, and unintuitive approaches to create value for our customers and blaze a new path in our industry. Our “no bullshit” moto speaks to our directness and honesty, and our work to building trusted relationships with people and between applications.
Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology and company vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas.
Prior to Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where he led the development of the industry-leading Virtualized Services Platform. He was also the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, an end-point security solution. He has held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research, where he led a series of research programs with fundamental contributions in networking, algorithms, and distributed systems, and was instrumental in the commercialization of these technologies.
Dimitri received a PhD and an MsC in computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of more than 50 papers at international conferences and journals, holds more than 25 patents and was the co-recipient of the 1998 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award.
Co-Founder, VP Engineering
Satyam Sinha is the co-founder and VP Engineering at Aporeto. He has significant experience and contribution building products in different business areas. Most recently, Satyam was distinguished engineer at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit where he was the key architect for the switching product line. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade with TiMetra (now Nokia), building multiple successful products in areas of edge and core service provider networks followed by products such as the mobile gateways for the mobile infrastructure.
Satyam has authored more than 25 patents in the areas of networking, system design and algorithms. He received his Master’s in EE from USC and a Bachelors in EE from University of Pune.
Co-Founder, VP Business
Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. He drove market of adoption of Linux containers at Parallels and hypervisors at VMware, where he was the core platform product manager and lead the convergence efforts between ESX and ESXi. His executive experience includes running product management and business development.
Amir holds patents in RFID and distributed storage and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was a Gloria Appel Entrepreneurial Fellow, a Hitachi Mu Chip Fellow,and Mayfield Fellow. He started his career as a mathematician and software engineer.
Board and Investors
Wing Venture Capital
Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Red back Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, Infinera, Peribit, Topspin, Omneon, and Opower, to name a few.
NORWEST VENTURE PARTNERS
Matt brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. He has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “19 Best Enterprise Tech Venture Capitalists.” Matt was also featured on AlwaysOn’s list of “Power Players in the Cloud.”