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Fauna Expands Executive Team With Enterprise Talent From AWS and Okta

Momentum Builds at Fauna as it Adds Top Executives from Industry Leaders

Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, announced that it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of two enterprise veterans hailing from AWS and Okta. Tyson Trautmann, former General Manager with AWS, joins as Fauna Vice President of Engineering. Additionally, Hassen Karaa, previously Okta’s Vice President, Product Management, has joined Fauna as Vice President, Product.

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@Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, shows momentum with the hiring of two executives from industry leaders AWS and Okta.

The announcement comes on the heels of $27M in new funding Fauna recently received from Madrona Venture Group, with participation from ADDITION and GV, along with the appointment of former Okta executive Eric Berg as CEO and Microsoft veteran Bob Muglia as chairman of the board. The addition of Trautmann and Karaa to executive management further establishes the company’s momentum as it seizes the market opportunity as the data API that enables developers to simplify code, reduce costs and ship faster. Fauna was named a top cloud infrastructure startup by prominent venture capitalists in Business Insider in July of this year.

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With the client-serverless model becoming the architecture of choice for building new mobile and SaaS applications, Fauna has seen its user community expand to more than 25,000 developers.

“Enterprise developers are rapidly adopting serverless technologies to underpin their next generation of applications and expect their database to be serverless as well,” said Eric Berg, CEO of Fauna. “I am very excited to welcome Tyson and Hassen to the Fauna team. They bring a deep excellence in their respective functions and successful track records defining, operating, and scaling enterprise-class services that both delight developers and make enterprise customers wildly successful.”

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