Friday Sep 01, 2023

Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData: Over $170 Million Raised to Build the Leading Time Series Provider

In today's episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData, a time series data platform that's raised over $170 Million in funding.

Topics Discussed:

  • Evan’s background and his unconventional path to CEO as someone with an environmental science degree
  • The excitement and challenges of being a first-time CEO and the disappointment of a failed IPO due to a market crash
  • The increasing demand for data and AI, and InfluxData's position as a market leader in the time series database space
  • InfluxData’s growth prospects and their rise as a market leader in the sector
  • Overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities as the foundation for moving forward in business


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