Adil Aijaz is CEO and co-founder at Split Software. Adil brings over ten years of engineering and technical experience having worked as a software engineer and technical specialist at some of the most innovative enterprise companies such as LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and most recently RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to founding Split in 2015, Adil’s tenure at these companies helped build the foundation for the startup giving him the needed experience in solving data-driven challenges and delivering data infrastructure. Adil holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University.
General Partner at Accel Partners
Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and infrastructure investments. He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Cloudera, Code 42, DataGravity, Plays.tv, Primary Data, Sysdig and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, Tenable Network Security and previously, Imperva. He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (public), Nimble Storage (public), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice. Ping advises the Accel Innovation Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with PhD students learning about entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor to Heavybit, a community for developer- and operations-focused entrepreneurs. Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions. Arif is currently working closely with the teams at Avi Networks, Blend Labs, Highfive, Mist Systems, Netskope, Nutanix, Qubole, Takipi, TripActions and ThoughtSpot. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce.com), Pertino Networks (acquired by Cradlepoint), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io), RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense), Memoir Systems (acquired by Cisco), and StreamOnce (acquired by Jive Software). Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and investments in the Unified Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Mobile, and SaaS market segments. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems. Arif is a charter Member and member of the Organizing Committee for the C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. He also founded WVP Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, while in business school.
Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Partner at Accel Partners
Steve joined Accel in 2016. Steve was formerly CEO and co-founder of RelateIQ, which became SalesforceIQ after being acquired in 2014 for $390 million by Salesforce. RelateIQ pioneered the development of Relationship Intelligence technology, which enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of sales teams. Steve is on the Board of Ironclad, Ascend.io, and Split.io. Steve is from Portland, Oregon and has a BA and MBA from Stanford University. He was a member of the Track and Cross Country Team at Stanford from 1999-2003.
Chief Technology Officer and co-founder
Patricio "Pato" Echagüe is the CTO and co-founder at Split Software, bringing over 13 years of software engineering experience to the company. Prior to Split, Pato was most recently at RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce) where he joined as one of the first three engineers leading the majority of the data infrastructure efforts at there. Prior to RelateIQ, Pato was an early employee at Datastax (the creators of the Apache Cassandra project) where he was one of the lead committers for the open source Java client, Hector, creating the first enterprise offering and co-authoring the Cassandra Filesystem (CFS) that was used to replace the HDFS layer from Hadoop to Cassandra. Other professional experiences include software engineering roles at IBM, VW, and Google. Pato holds a Master of Information Systems in Software Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina.