Building for every developer

Akita's mission is to help every developer build more reliable and trustworthy software. Learn more about our story and mission, and meet the folks behind everything we do.

Our Story

Software development is growing more complex every day. With the rise of SaaS, APIs, and microservices, it's getting harder for developers to understand how their own code will behave in production. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for developers to understand their own production systems. With Akita, companies of any scale will be able to quickly and easily get more visibility into their systems, without having to become experts in monitoring and observability.
Software tech stacks today look way more like a rainforest — with animals and plants co-existing, competing, living, dying, growing, interacting in unplanned ways — than like a planned garden.
Jean Yang
Founder & CEO
Akita members

Founding Team

We are a team with a shared passion for providing developers with practical solutions. Our team combines deep technical backgrounds with experience with great UX and developer goals. We believe that the future of monitoring and observability starts with ease of use, backed by powerful technology.
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Founder & CEO

Jean Yang

Former professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Worked at Facebook, Microsoft Research, and Google. MIT PhD.
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Founding Engineer

Cole Schlesinger

Formerly at Amazon AWS and Barefoot Networks. Princeton PhD.
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Founding Engineer

Jed Liu

Formerly at Barefoot Networks/Intel. Cornell PhD.
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Founding Engineer

Mark Gritter

Formerly at HashiCorp. Co-founder of Tintri, Inc.
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Founding Head of Product

Lauren Rother

Formerly at HashiCorp and Puppet. Previously Head of Product at Fauna.
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Founding Frontend Engineer

Paul Russo

Formerly at Slack.
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Backend Engineer

Versilis Tyson

Formerly at Centene.
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We need to focus on more interoperability with existing dev tools, as well as on more incremental improvements that aren’t a so-called paradigm shift but that actually work with what exists. For software analysis, this means focusing less on building a new universe than on meeting developer workflows, where they are.
Jean Yang
Founder & CEO

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