AeroFS is solving fundamentally fun and hard problems in the software space. Not only are we building a world-class file sync & share service, we're also redefining today's view of the "cloud."
Technology is what we do. We are driven by the belief that privacy and usability can both be achieved when it comes to data sharing. We believe AeroFS can do this securely, efficiently and affordably, and we focus on making this happen. Our team loves solving hard problems; we are comprised of people who have previously worked at companies such as Google, Apple, Salesforce, Sun Microsystems, ARM, and Sandvine. They are experts in security and in building scalable distributed systems.
Agile is how we do it. Just as our customers’ data management needs are ever evolving, AeroFS is constantly iterating to deliver the best performance and best user experiences possible. We ship new software multiple times a week to provide users with the latest features, improvements, and fixes. And we let real usage patters and feedback drive future developments. Agility allows us to adjust our roadmap without costly pivots.
Customers are the reason we do it. We believe in making customers an integral part of the engineering process, from choosing new ideas to develop to providing timely technical support.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Yuri Sagalov is the CEO and co-founder of AeroFS, which he started with his co-founder and CTO Weihan Wang in 2010. He graduated from the University of Toronto's elite Engineering Science program, majoring in Computer Engineering. Yuri was studying towards a Masters of Applied Science focusing on Distributed Systems at the UofT before taking a leave of absence to start AeroFS.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Weihan is the CTO and co-founder of AeroFS. He worked at five IT companies and institutes including Sun Microsystems and Tsinghua University, with a focus on operating systems and distributed systems. Weihan was a Ph.D Candidate at the University of Toronto when he met Yuri and took a leave of absence to start AeroFS.
Weihan graduated from the Beijing University of Technology with a B.Eng in Computer Science in 2002, and from the University of Waterloo with a Masters of Mathematics majoring in Computer Science in 2007.
Board Member, Avalon Ventures
Rich Levandov has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operator, angel investor and venture capitalist involving a variety of cutting-edge, high growth, early-stage technology companies. It was after he co-founded Phoenix Technologies (PTEC), a company that helped launch the PC revolution, and served as an early Vice President at America Online, Inc. that he started his venture capital career.
Rich holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. He codes in PHP and Ruby these days. Rich is active in the Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle venture and entrepreneurial communities. As a past judge on the MIT 100k business plan competition he remains very active in various organizations on both coasts promoting the creation of new disruptive enterprises.
Avalon Ventures is a venture capital firm that has founded and/or funded more than 100 information technology and life sciences companies. The firm is passionate about backing talented entrepreneurs seeking to build market-leading companies. Throughout the firm's 30 year tenure, Avalon's long-standing and successful focus has been on seed and early-stage companies. All Avalon partners are seasoned entrepreneurs with experience in company formation, operations and value creation in the life science and tech sectors.
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm that invests in high technology companies and is based on a vision for a new, modern venture capital firm that supports entrepreneurs through angel investments to large scale funding. Its general partners are Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and John O'Farrell, all widely recognized experts in the creation, scaling, and operation of high growth technology companies such as Netscape, Opsware, Silver Spring Networks, and Excite@Home. Andreessen Horowitz has more than 30 investments with companies like Facebook, Foursquare, Groupon, Kno, Rockmelt, Skype, Twitter, and Zynga. The firm was established in June 2009 and is located in Menlo Park, CA.
Maynard Webb (former CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and current board member of Yahoo and Salesforce) created the Webb Investment Network in 2010 to formalize the investing he’s done over the past fifteen years. WIN’s goal is to invest in companies that aim to change the world, particularly in the fields of cloud computing, enterprise software, mobile, marketplaces, e-commerce, crowdsourcing, and consumer Internet. With WIN's Affiliate Network of 90+ technology executives, they can draw not only from Maynard’s experience and insight but from those CEOs, CTOs, founders and investors who make up the WIN Affiliate Network to provide our portfolio companies with capital and, more importantly, on-demand advice.
SV Angel is a San Francisco–based angel investment firm, which helps startup companies with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice.It provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets.
YCombinator has been described as the Harvard of Silicon Valley in the press. To date, they've funded over 500 startups (including AeroFS, Reddit, Cloudant, Heroku, Airbnb and Stripe).
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