The Story, the modern service connectivity company, delivers API infrastructure from the edge to service mesh, helping enterprises adopt, secure, and operate innovative cloud native technologies. APIs drive microservices and cloud native technologies, forming the foundation for developers, partners and customers to interact with application services quickly, effectively, and securely. brings together developer and operations tooling to manage and federate security and traffic control and tie together the integration points to enable and observe the application network.

Founded in 2017 in Cambridge, MA, is backed by Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures.

Leadership Team

Idit Levine
Founder and CEO

Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of She founded with the idea to create tools that help organizations meaningfully adopt cloud-native technologies alongside their existing IT investments. Idit has a long history in cloud, infrastructure and open source in management both startup and large enterprise companies. Prior to she wasCTO of the EMC Cloud Management Division and a member of the global CTO office and held technical leadership roles at Dynamic Ops, VMware, CloudSwitch and Verizon.

Christian Posta
Field CTO

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at supporting customers and end users in their adoption of cloud-native technologies. He is an author for Manning and O’Reilly publications, open source contributor, blogger and sought after speaker on Envoy Proxy and Kubernetes technologies. Prior to, Chrisitan was a Chief Architect at Red Hat, FuseSource and held engineering positions at organizations like Wells Fargo, Apollo Group, Intel.

Yuval Kohavi
Chief Architect

Yuval Kohavi is the chief architect at working across the portfolio of commercial products and open source projects including Gloo Gateway, Service Mesh Hub, SuperGloo, GlooShot, and Squash. Prior to Yuval held various software and customer engineering roles at EMC, Intigua and IDF.

Lin Sun
Director of Open-Source

Lin is the Director of Open-Source at She has worked on Istio service mesh since 2017 and serves on the Istio Technical Oversight Committee. Previously, she served on the Istio Steering Committee for three years and was a Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM for 15+ years. She is the author of the "Istio Explained" book and has more than 200 patents to her name.

Erik Frieberg

Erik is the Chief Marketing Officer at He has a long history in technology marketing and was previously CMO at Puppet Inc and SVP of Marketing at VMware.

Chris Gaun
Director of Product Management

Chris is the Director of Product Management at He has worked on Kubernetes for over 6 years prior to joining Previously, he was in charge of the product team managing the Kubernetes platform products at D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere) and worked at Gartner as an analyst developing the first public IaaS research in the early 2010s.

Board of Directors

Puneet Agarwal
True Ventures

Puneet brings a strong mix of operational and investment experience to his partner role at True since joining in 2008. He began his career as a product manager at CrossWorlds Software, an early startup focused on software integration, which was sold to IBM. He then spent time in technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan and later in venture capital at the Mayfield Fund, where he invested in early stage technology companies. Puneet holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

Satish Dharmaraj
Redpoint Ventures

Satish joined Redpoint in 2009 as a two-time founder and career entrepreneur. Investments he has led and championed include Astro Technology, CloudSimple, Cockroach Labs, Descript, Dgraph, Duo Security, eero, LightStep, Nextdoor, Opsani, Simpo, Sonos,, Snowflake, SpringPath, and Prior to joining Redpoint, Satish was the founder and CEO of Zimbra and part of the founding team at Onebox where he led engineering and network operations. Before then, he wrote the Servlet class loader and the JSP compiler at the Javasoft division of Sun Microsystems.