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Tim Tully

Partner

AI, Cloud Infrastructure, Cybersecurity

Tim is a partner at Menlo Ventures focused on early-stage investments that speak to his passion for AI/ML, the new data stack, and the next-generation cloud. His background as a technology builder, buyer, and seller informs his investments in companies like Pinecone, Neon, Edge Delta, JuliaHub, TruEra, ClearVector, Squint, and RelationalAI, among others, and makes him a sought-after advisor.

Over his career, Tim has partnered with countless individuals who have pushed the technical and creative envelope. A technologist and developer at heart, he has deep technical knowledge and years of in-the-trenches, hands-on experience developing and managing teams that will be helpful to many entrepreneurs as they navigate finding their product-market fit and growing their companies. His many years as an operator driving go-to-market execution provide a unique and rare blend of technical depth, large-scale management experience, and sales expertise.

Before joining Menlo, Tim was CTO of Splunk and oversaw the company’s transition to the cloud. While leading product, engineering, IT, and security, he significantly scaled the organization, tripling its product team from 600 to 1,800 in less than three years. He helped the company more than double its sales revenue from $950 million in 2017 to $2.25 billion in 2020, increasing Splunk’s market cap to nearly $25 billion. He was also responsible for 10 of Splunk’s acquisitions (SignalFx, Omnition, Phantom Cyber, Victorops, Streamlio, Plumbr, Flowmill, Rigor, Rocana, and SignalSense), incubated the Databricks team, and worked with Splunk’s venture capital arm.

Prior to Splunk, Tim spent over a decade in various technical roles at Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and several startups. At Yahoo!, he rose from a data engineer to Chief Data Architect and worked closely on several important open source projects including the internal systems that led to Hadoop. He led engineering across Yahoo Media, shaping products used around the world, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Fantasy Sports, Tumblr and more.

Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. In his spare time, he continues to code recreationally. He regularly participates in hackathons and will soon teach a vector database course with Andrew Ng on https://deeplearning.ai.

Supported by: Rebecca Galdos, rebecca@menlovc.com

Tim is a partner at Menlo Ventures focused on early-stage investments that speak to his passion for AI/ML, the new data stack, and the next-generation cloud. His background as a technology builder, buyer, and seller informs his investments in companies like Pinecone, Neon, Edge Delta, JuliaHub, TruEra, ClearVector, Squint, and RelationalAI, among others, and makes him a sought-after advisor.

Over his career, Tim has partnered with countless individuals who have pushed the technical and creative envelope. A technologist and developer at heart, he has deep technical knowledge and years of in-the-trenches, hands-on experience developing and managing teams that will be helpful to many entrepreneurs as they navigate finding their product-market fit and growing their companies. His many years as an operator driving go-to-market execution provide a unique and rare blend of technical depth, large-scale management experience, and sales expertise.

Before joining Menlo, Tim was CTO of Splunk and oversaw the company’s transition to the cloud. While leading product, engineering, IT, and security, he significantly scaled the organization, tripling its product team from 600 to 1,800 in less than three years. He helped the company more than double its sales revenue from $950 million in 2017 to $2.25 billion in 2020, increasing Splunk’s market cap to nearly $25 billion. He was also responsible for 10 of Splunk’s acquisitions (SignalFx, Omnition, Phantom Cyber, Victorops, Streamlio, Plumbr, Flowmill, Rigor, Rocana, and SignalSense), incubated the Databricks team, and worked with Splunk’s venture capital arm.

Prior to Splunk, Tim spent over a decade in various technical roles at Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and several startups. At Yahoo!, he rose from a data engineer to Chief Data Architect and worked closely on several important open source projects including the internal systems that led to Hadoop. He led engineering across Yahoo Media, shaping products used around the world, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Fantasy Sports, Tumblr and more.

Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. In his spare time, he continues to code recreationally. He regularly participates in hackathons and will soon teach a vector database course with Andrew Ng on https://deeplearning.ai.

Supported by: Rebecca Galdos, rebecca@menlovc.com

Investments

Our Portfolio
Pinecone logo
Pinecone logo

Pinecone makes it easy to build high-performance vector search applications with its managed, cloud-native vector database and simple API.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Series A
Partner
pinecone_graphic
Neon logo
Neon logo

Neon is a multi-cloud Serverless Postgres provider that is purpose-built to address modern workloads oriented around edge computing and AI.

Milestones
  • 2021 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Series B
Partner
Neon elephant graphic
Unstructured logo
Unstructured logo

Unstructured transforms organizations’ complex, unstructured data like PDFs, PPTX, HTML files, and more into formats compatible with LLMs so employees can chat with their internal data.

Milestones
  • 2022 Founded
  • 2024 Partnered, Series B
Partner
edge_delta
edge_delta

Edge Delta is an automated observability platform that gives enterprises distributed stream processing, federated machine learning, and intelligent data pipeline capabilities.

Milestones
  • 2018 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
edge_delta_graphic
truera
truera

TruEra provides AI quality management software solutions that address performance, explainability, and fairness across the full ML model lifecycle, from development to live use.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series B
Partner
truera_graphic
Squint logo
Squint logo

Squint aims to make augmented reality (AR) as accessible as the internet. Their first commercial product is a next-generation manufacturing technology solution that uses AR to optimize a factory's procedures and workforce from a mobile device.

Milestones
  • 2021 Co-founded
  • 2022 Pre-Seed
Partner
squint_graphic
ClearVector logo
ClearVector logo

ClearVector’s identity-focused, real-time platform allows organizations to proactively fight cyberattacks in their AWS environment.

Milestones
  • 2020 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Seed
Partner
ClearVector dashboard
RelationalAI logo
RelationalAI logo

RelationalAI is a next-generation database system for intelligent data applications based on relational knowledge graphs.

Milestones
  • 2017 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
relational_graphic

ClearVector’s identity-focused, real-time platform allows organizations to proactively fight cyberattacks in their AWS environment.

Milestones
  • 2020 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Seed
Partner
ClearVector dashboard
ClearVector
ClearVector’s identity-focused, real-time platform allows organizations to proactively fight cyberattacks in their AWS environment.
ClearVector logo

Edge Delta is an automated observability platform that gives enterprises distributed stream processing, federated machine learning, and intelligent data pipeline capabilities.

Milestones
  • 2018 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
edge_delta_graphic
Edge Delta
Edge Delta is an automated observability platform that gives enterprises distributed stream processing, federated machine learning, and intelligent data pipeline capabilities.
edge_delta

Eve is the industry’s first personalized AI assistant for the legal industry.

Milestones
  • 2020 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Seed
Partner
Eve graphic
Eve
Eve is the industry’s first personalized AI assistant for the legal industry.
Eve logo

JuliaHub offers products that make the Julia programming language easy to use, deploy, and scale.

Milestones
  • 2015 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
julia_computing_graphic
JuliaHub
JuliaHub offers products that make the Julia programming language easy to use, deploy, and scale.
JuliaHub logo

Neon is a multi-cloud Serverless Postgres provider that is purpose-built to address modern workloads oriented around edge computing and AI.

Milestones
  • 2021 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Series B
Partner
Neon elephant graphic
Neon
Neon is a multi-cloud Serverless Postgres provider that is purpose-built to address modern workloads oriented around edge computing and AI.
Neon logo

Pinecone makes it easy to build high-performance vector search applications with its managed, cloud-native vector database and simple API.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Series A
Partner
pinecone_graphic
Pinecone
Pinecone makes it easy to build high-performance vector search applications with its managed, cloud-native vector database and simple API.
Pinecone logo

Questa applies breakthroughs in AI to enterprise data, making it easy for teams to query, visualize, and take action on their data without SQL.

Milestones
  • 2022 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Pre-Seed
Partner
Questa natural language search
Questa
Questa applies breakthroughs in AI to enterprise data, making it easy for teams to query, visualize, and take action on their data without SQL.
Questa logo

RelationalAI is a next-generation database system for intelligent data applications based on relational knowledge graphs.

Milestones
  • 2017 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
relational_graphic
RelationalAI
RelationalAI is a next-generation database system for intelligent data applications based on relational knowledge graphs.
RelationalAI logo

Squint aims to make augmented reality (AR) as accessible as the internet. Their first commercial product is a next-generation manufacturing technology solution that uses AR to optimize a factory's procedures and workforce from a mobile device.

Milestones
  • 2021 Co-founded
  • 2022 Pre-Seed
Partner
squint_graphic
Squint
Squint aims to make augmented reality (AR) as accessible as the internet. Their first commercial product is a next-generation manufacturing technology solution that uses AR to optimize a factory's procedures and workforce from a mobile device.
Squint logo

TruEra provides AI quality management software solutions that address performance, explainability, and fairness across the full ML model lifecycle, from development to live use.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series B
Partner
truera_graphic
TruEra
TruEra provides AI quality management software solutions that address performance, explainability, and fairness across the full ML model lifecycle, from development to live use.
truera

Unstructured transforms organizations’ complex, unstructured data like PDFs, PPTX, HTML files, and more into formats compatible with LLMs so employees can chat with their internal data.

Milestones
  • 2022 Founded
  • 2024 Partnered, Series B
Partner
Unstructured
Unstructured transforms organizations’ complex, unstructured data like PDFs, PPTX, HTML files, and more into formats compatible with LLMs so employees can chat with their internal data.
Unstructured logo