About Us

Solo.io enables companies to take the next step in their cloud journey. The Gloo by Solo.io platform simplifies and enhances the security and connectivity of cloud-native services as applications expand into multi-cloud environments.

The Solo.io Story

Established in 2017 in Cambridge, MA, Solo.io is a prominent leader in cloud-native application networking. Our expertise lies in seamlessly connecting, securing, and monitoring Kubernetes applications and APIs on a global scale.

Our renowned products – Gloo Gateway and Gloo Mesh – are the preferred choice for Fortune 2000 industry leaders and cloud-native innovators alike, representing market leadership across industries and geographies. For many enterprises, Gloo represents a critical step forward in their cloud journey.

All Solo.io products are built on open-source technologies like Istio, Envoy, Kubernetes, Cilium, eBPF, GraphQL, WebAssembly, Linux, and more. Behind our success is a world-class engineering team, contributors to major CNCF open-source projects worldwide. We play key roles in driving the evolution of cloud-native Application Networking technologies, including Istio, Envoy, Cilium, eBPF, GraphQL, and WebAssembly. Solo.io holds influential positions in the Istio Steering and Technical Oversight Committees, contributing significantly to innovation in the Istio and Envoy communities.

Our dedication has earned us prestigious industry accolades, including Gartner Cool Vendor (2019), InfoWorld Technology of the Year (2022), CRN’s Top 10 Hottest Startups (2022), SDTimes Best in Show for Software Development – APIs (2022), Best Open Source Training for Cloud-native Apps (2022), and GigaOm Service Mesh Market Leader & Outperformer (2022, 2021).

In 2021, we reached a significant milestone, securing $135 million in Series C funding at a valuation of $1 billion. To date, we’ve received a total of $175 million in venture funding from esteemed firms like Altimeter Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and True Ventures.

Operating as a remote-first company, we maintain a strong regional presence in North America, Europe, and APAC. Solo.io continues to shape the cloud-native landscape, pioneering innovative solutions and empowering businesses worldwide.

Solo Values

Solo All Values

Get Stuff Done

We own our work, learn from our mistakes, and deliver exceptional customer outcomes with urgency.

Work as One

We are inclusive and collaborative with our colleagues and our customers creating collective success.

Define the Future

We creatively solve for the now and innovate for the future so our company and our customers are always one step ahead.

Lead with Integrity

We act with respect, honesty, and openness with each other and our customers.

Leadership Team

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Idit Levine

Founder and CEO

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Christian Posta

VP, Global Field CTO

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Yuval Kohavi

Chief Architect

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Louis Ryan

Chief Technology Officer

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Neeraj Poddar

VP of Engineering

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Lin Sun

Director of Open-Source

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Rob Bailer

Chief Financial Officer

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Keith Babo

Vice President, Product

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Brittni Beers-Branco

Chief People Officer

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Kristian Györkös

Vice President, Alliances and Partnerships

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Matt Deutsch

Vice President, Sales

Board of Directors

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Pauline Yang

Partner at Altimeter Capital

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Satish Dharmaraj

Redpoint Ventures

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Puneet Agarwal

True Ventures


Solo.io is backed by

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