Sigma’s vision is to create an insight-driven world where people, organizations, and, ultimately, humanity are transformed for the better by data.
Inspired by: Human capacity when constraints are removed and the best tools are provided
Past adventures: Verizon, Seagate, Druva
“The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
— Walt Disney
Inspired by: Driving the collaborative analytics movement
Past adventures: Salesforce, BEA Systems, Hewlett Packard
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspired by: Bringing the power of SQL to the masses
Past adventures: MapR Technologies, Clustrix, Agami Systems
“In a way, we’re all Internet Explorers.”
Jason FrantzChief Architect/Co-founder
Inspired by: Collaborating to win
Past adventures: Oracle, Couchbase, D2iQ
“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” — John Naisbitt
Mark AzadChief Revenue Officer
Inspired by: Seeing data come alive to guide better and faster decisions
Past adventures: Druva, Veritas, Symantec
“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.”
— Grace Hopper
Orla CliffordVP of Operations
Inspired by: Building easy-to-use cloud data technology
Past adventures: Workday, Platfora, ParAccel
“What makes us human, I think, is our ability to ask questions.”
— Jane Goodall
Latha ColbyVP of Engineering
Inspired by: Creating future-focused brands that customers love
Past adventures: Zendesk, Marketo, Trend Micro, Wrike
“Even the genius asks questions.”
— Tupac Shakur
Cristina Bravo OlmoVP of Marketing
Inspired by: Delivering empathy-driven user experiences
Past adventures: Databricks, SAP, Netsuite
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou
Julie LemieuxVP of User Experience & Design
Board of Directors
Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures who has served as founding CEO and/or a board member for Snowflake Computing, Sumo Logic, Clumio, Lacework, and Pure Storage.
Four-time successful entrepreneur with Pure Storage, WebLogic, Zimbra, and Transarc who served as CEO of Pure Storage from pre-revenue to successful IPO.
Board member for Snowflake Computing and Partner at Altimeter Capital who has led successful private investments in companies including HubSpot, Okta, and MongoDB.
Served on the board of directors or as an executive consultant for Snowflake Computing, AppDynamics, HubSpot, Glassdoor, Sprinklr, Cybereason, and Sumo Logic.
How it all started
As entrepreneurs in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures — the VC firm behind Pure Storage, Sumo Logic, and Snowflake — Sigma co-founders Rob Woollen and Jason Frantz worked closely to help advise the Snowflake team. They quickly noticed a major gap between existing analytics tools and the cloud data warehouse, and that no BI solutions on the market were delivering on their promise to make data accessible to the entire organization.
Scaling at top speed
Sigma was born, and after seeing strong market response from customers in a variety of industries, Sigma quickly raised $58M in funding to scale R&D and the sales organization, as well as attract a world-class executive team from companies including Snowflake, Databricks, SAP, Salesforce, Zendesk, Workday (Platfora), and Marketo. Since its inception, Sigma has developed customer relationships with leading brands such as E.W. Scripps, Volta Charging, Clover, Autodesk, and Philz Coffee, and built partnerships with key cloud and data industry players like Snowflake, Redshift, PostgreSQL, Google BigQuery, Fivetran, Matillion, Alooma, and AWS, amongst others.