San Francisco - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just two months since the company’s launch out of stealth, Looker Data Sciences, Inc. announced two major additions to their team of veteran product engineers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs who are pioneering the next generation of data discovery. Frank Bien, former VP of Business Development for Greenplum (acquired by EMC) and former SVP for Virsto Software (acquired by VMWare), now serves as Looker’s President, bringing more than 20 years of experience in BI, big data, analytics, and data storage to expand the company’s reach and capabilities. Marc Randolph, veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and co-founder/first CEO of Netflix, joins as an active board member and advisor to guide the company’s growth and extend the momentum of the last two months. Since launch, Looker’s customer base has grown well over 50% and its pipeline has filled with new prospects.
“Now’s the right time to expand, and these are the experts who can maximize our efforts to democratize data and redefine the concept of discovery-driven business intelligence,” said Lloyd Tabb, CEO and co-founder of Looker. “Frank’s former company, Greenplum, started a movement in the database realm to help companies harness the power of big data for analytics. Looker is architected perfectly to exploit the scale of these new databases, so that companies can find actionable insights in their corporate data sets and realize the promise of big data where it lives today. We couldn’t ask for a better person to lead the charge than Frank.”
Tabb continued, “Marc Randolph is one of the tech world’s true visionaries. As founder and former CEO of a massive data-driven distribution business that changed the face of the ecommerce landscape, he provides invaluable contributions to growth strategy, culture, and corporate development. By leveraging both Marc’s guidance and Frank’s leadership, Looker is on a fantastic trajectory to revolutionize the way organizations make decisions.”
Built from the ground up to empower business users to discover the data they need to drive decisions, the Looker BI Platform™ encourages interaction, curiosity, and collaboration. An extensible modeling language called LookML removes the complexities of querying entire raw data sets, enabling end users to perform on-the-fly analytics without needing to know how to write queries. And since the Looker BI Platform leverages a modern, 100% in-database architecture, it’s equipped for high-throughput, real-time processing and integration with today’s next generation databases.
Companies can learn more and sign up for a free trial at https://provision.looker.com/.
Looker is a Business Intelligence software company that focuses on the intersection of economics and engineering, helping customers use data to achieve success. Looker is enabling true discovery-driven businesses, one customer at a time. Looker was founded by Lloyd Tabb, Principal Engineer at Netscape and former CTO of LiveOps. Investors in Looker include First Round Capital and PivotNorth. The company is based in Santa Cruz, CA.