The Solo.io Story

Solo.io connects the world’s applications with APIs and service mesh across any infrastructure. Our mission is to deliver innovative products to simplify the journey to a cloud native future with the flexibility and control to digitally transform at the pace of your business without disruption.

Founded on September 2017 in Cambridge, MA, Solo.io brings together people passionate about everything cloud native including Kubernetes, Service Mesh, Serverless, Envoy, open source and helping organizations adopt and use these new technologies.

Leadership Team

Idit Levine
Founder and CEO

Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of Solo.io. She founded Solo.io 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 Solo.io 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.

Betty Junod
VP Marketing

Betty Junod is the Vice President of Marketing at Solo.io and brings decades of marketing leadership experience across enterprise and open source software in the infrastructure and developer tools ecosystem. She previously led product and partner marketing at Docker and product marketing for VMware End User Computing business unit.

Chad Malchow
VP Sales

Chad Malchow is the Vice President of Sales at Solo.io leading global field operations. He has helped build and scale private technology companies for more than 15 years. Prior to Solo.io, he led sales at Gitlab as the first Chief Revenue Officer to scaling a global sales organization. He has created and led worldwide sales and customer success organizations at companies including GitLab (DevOps), Kissmetrics (application analytics) and at Return Path (email). Chad brings sales leadership in early stage, high growth companies within the enterprise IT and DevOps ecosystems.

Christian Posta
Field CTO

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at Solo.io 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 Solo.io, Chrisitan was a Chief Architect at Red Hat, FuseSource and held engineering positions at organizations like Wells Fargo, Apollo Group, Intel.

Rick Ducott
Director Engineering

Rick Ducott is the director of engineering at Solo.io looking after the development efforts across all the open source projects and commercial products. Prior to Solo.io, Rick held engineering team lead roles at Palantir working on distributed storage, full text indexing, authentication and authorization, data retention, data synchronization, job execution, deployment automation, and others.

Yuval Kohavi
Chief Architect

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

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, Solo.io, Snowflake, SpringPath, and Tact.ai. 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.

Investors