Santa Cruz, CA - July 1, 2015 – Looker, the business intelligence platform that is powering data-driven companies, today shared impressive new customers, 5X year-over-year growth and the appointment of Jen Grant to Chief Marketing Officer. Grant was previously CMO at the big data search company, Elasticsearch, and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Box where she spent five years building the content-sharing powerhouse. As CMO of Looker, she will be responsible for overseeing Looker’s marketing and brand strategy.
Looker has seen explosive growth over the last year with a 5X jump in revenue and usage doubling every three months. The company now has over 140 employees and is actively hiring around the world. Over the last quarter, Looker welcomed 100 new enterprise customers, including Autodesk, Birchbox, Harvard Business Review and Relay Networks and more, to join its already impressive list of customers which includes Yahoo!, Gilt and Sony.
“From early on at Box to nearly the company’s exit, Jen led one of the most effective and successful marketing programs for one of the fastest-growing enterprise tech companies,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “There are obvious parallels between Box and Looker, including wildly enthusiastic customers, disruptive technology that’s changing the way companies share information and a rapidly growing company. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Jen has joined the team and look forward to her leadership and marketing expertise as Looker continues to take off.”
Grant was the first executive marketing hire at Box, overseeing its growth from a small start-up to an IPO-ready and industry-leading enterprise content collaboration company used by the majority of Fortune 500 companies. After Box, she spent a few years advising Homebrew's portfolio, sitting on the board of directors of nonprofit K-12 Team, and leading the rebranding of Elastic as CMO. Prior to Box, Grant spent four years at Google leading the Google Apps EDU, Gmail and Book Search marketing teams. She holds an MBA from Wharton and a Bachelor’s from Princeton University.
“Happy customers are synonymous with great companies, and I’ve never seen customers as enthusiastic as Looker’s. Combine that with Looker’s solid executive team, technology, rapid growth and company culture, there was no question - I was all in,” said Grant. “Looker is fundamentally changing the way work is being done by bringing insights and data-driven decision-making to businesses of all sizes. This is the next big enterprise technology company.”
Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decision-making to businesses of all sizes. The company has fast become the catalyst that is creating data-driven cultures at more than 350 industry-leading companies such as Yahoo!, Gilt, and Sony. Built from the ground up, Looker allows a data analyst to curate and centralize data – creating a single source of truth for the company – and an easy way for business teams to quickly ask and answer their own questions. Business teams no longer have to argue whose data is “right” and data analysts can focus on more complex analysis instead of a never-ending list of requests from across the company. What results is a company culture where everyone understands what’s working and informed decisions can be made faster and with confidence. Looker integrates with Amazon Redshift, Teradata Aster, HP Vertica, Greenplum, Impala, BigQuery and Spark, among others. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York and London. Investors include Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures and PivotNorth. For more information, follow @lookerdata or visit https://looker.com.