Our mission is to empower everyone to make the best possible decisions at every turn by removing the barriers that prevent people from analyzing data across sources and delivering the full spectrum of self-service cloud analytics and business intelligence.

Leadership Team

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

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Mike Palmer


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

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Rob Woollen


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.”
— Unknown

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Jason Frantz

Chief Architect/Co-founder

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

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Orla Clifford

VP of Operations

Inspired by: Making technology more accessible

Past adventures: Lyft, Facebook, Sun Microsystems

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology… not the other way around.”
— Steve Jobs

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Eran Davidov

VP of Engineering

Inspired by: Having a positive impact on people’s lives.

Past adventures: Okta, Salesforce, Cognos

“Respect every opponent, but fear none.”
— John Wooden

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Brian Murphy


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.

Mike Speiser

Four-time successful entrepreneur with Pure Storage, WebLogic, Zimbra, and Transarc who served as CEO of Pure Storage from pre-revenue to successful IPO.

Scott Dietzen

Served on the board of directors or as an executive consultant for Snowflake Computing, AppDynamics, HubSpot, Glassdoor, Sprinklr, Cybereason, and Sumo Logic.

John McMahon

Founder of Altimeter, who has led investments into private companies as Snowflake, MongoDB, Okta, Roblox, and Bytedance.

Brad Gerstner

Our Investors

Our Journey

How it all started

As entrepreneurs in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures — the VC firm behind Snowflake, Pure Storage, and Sumo Logic — Sigma co-founders Rob Woollen and Jason Frantz worked to build an analytics solution that was purpose built for the cloud data warehouse transformation . 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, Lyft, Zendesk, and Marketo. Since its inception, Sigma has developed customer relationships with leading brands such as US Foods, E.W. Scripps, Autodesk, and Philz Coffee, and built partnerships with key cloud and data industry players, like Snowflake, AWS, GCP, Fivetran, and Matillion amongst others.


  • Built first prototype of spreadsheet-like interface
  • Signed first customer, a global shipping and cargo management technology provider


  • Sigma accepts $20M in funding, bringing total capital to $28M
  • A&BI solution for cloud data warehouses launches
  • Sigma moves to the heart of San Francisco’s Central Business District


  • Sigma wins “Most Innovative Product” award at Strata Data Conference
  • Sigma releases modeling and lineage capabilities
  • Sigma named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 List
  • Sigma accepts funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Altimeter Capital, bringing total funding to $58M


  • Sigma earns a spot on the San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal Best Places to Work list
  • Sigma wins the DEVIES award for “Best Innovation in Enterprise Solutions”
  • Sigma is recognized as an Inc. Best Workplace
  • Sigma earns a spot on the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces List
  • Sigma is named a 2020 SaaS Award Winner


  • Sigma wins 2021 Best Customer Support Award from TrustRadius
  • Sigma earns a BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group