HEAVY.AI helps Enterprise and Public Sector make time-sensitive, high-impact decisions with Big Data.
Culture and Values
We deliver our users and customers awe-inspiring technology and innovation.
We hold ourselves accountable, both as individuals and as a team, to pursue excellence and ensure the success of our customers.
We do not take our talent, achievements, and opportunities for granted, because we know that success can be fleeting.
We do not accept the status quo, believing that being bold and different is needed to achieve our mission.
Day One Attitude
We are obsessively customer focused, resist proxies, embrace external trends, and make decisions quickly. (We unashamedly borrowed this from Jeff Bezos.)
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How it all started
Necessity is the mother of invention. And so it was at Harvard when Todd Mostak spent hours, sometimes overnight, waiting for answers to his queries. His prize-winning thesis topic: how social media impacted the rise of the Arab Spring. His data set: tens of millions of tweets on Twitter. His technical problem: The dataset was too big to generate query results on legacy systems fast enough to answer his questions. Recently cross -enrolled in a database course at MIT, Todd decided (as one does) to ask "what if I created my own query engine that uses the massive parallelism of GPU cards to accelerate the queries?" Thus, the original HEAVY.AI software was born. Soon after Todd was invited to continue his research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), under the supervision of luminaries Sam Madden and Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker. Todd, and his co-founder Tom Graham, went on to start HEAVY.AI, and today Todd is our CTO and No. 1 evangelist.
The HEAVY.AI executive leadership team has decades of combined experience in building high performance technologies and high growth businesses. Those leaders are backed by a Board of Directors and group of advisers whom are thought leaders in databases, data visualization, GPU and CPU computing, and advanced analytics.
HEAVY.AI is backed by preeminent venture capital firms and strategic investors: Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, NEA, NVIDIA, Tiger Global Management, Vanedge Capital, and Verizon Ventures.