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Tim Tully

Partner

Cybersecurity, Cloud Infrastructure

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Tim is a partner at Menlo Ventures focused on early-stage investments that speak to his passion for the next-generation cloud, new data stack, and AI/ML. He’s committed to helping Menlo double down on the future of the cloud, where things continue to accelerate at a blinding pace. He also advises on early-growth investments considered by Menlo’s Inflection Fund.

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 then executing to get there as they grow their companies and teams. Additionally, he spent many years at Splunk in the field helping drive go-to-market execution, providing 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 shift from on-prem software to a cloud-first organization. Under Tim’s leadership running both product and engineering as well as IT and security, he massively scaled Splunk’s product, design, IT and engineering teams, 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 $950M in 2017 to $2.25B in 2020, increasing Splunk’s market cap to nearly $25B in the process. He was also responsible for 10 of Splunk’s acquisitions (SignalFx, Omnition, Phantom Cyber, Victorops, Streamlio, Plumbr, Flowmill, Rigor, Rocana, and SignalSense) and also 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 went on to lead engineering across Yahoo Media products, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Fantasy Sports, Tumblr and more.

As a former developer, operator, architect, and leader of thousands of engineers and projects across both Splunk and Yahoo, Tim’s technical background will resonate with early-stage founders that want an investor who deeply understands their industry. Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. In his spare time, Tim hacks on side projects: enterprise-grade wireless networking in his home, crypto mining Ethereum in his basement, as well as coding recreationally. Most recently he developed a Unity-based first-person shooter inspired by Cyberpunk 2077 for the Splunk engineering teams.

Tim is a partner at Menlo Ventures focused on early-stage investments that speak to his passion for the next-generation cloud, new data stack, and AI/ML. He’s committed to helping Menlo double down on the future of the cloud, where things continue to accelerate at a blinding pace. He also advises on early-growth investments considered by Menlo’s Inflection Fund.

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 then executing to get there as they grow their companies and teams. Additionally, he spent many years at Splunk in the field helping drive go-to-market execution, providing 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 shift from on-prem software to a cloud-first organization. Under Tim’s leadership running both product and engineering as well as IT and security, he massively scaled Splunk’s product, design, IT and engineering teams, 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 $950M in 2017 to $2.25B in 2020, increasing Splunk’s market cap to nearly $25B in the process. He was also responsible for 10 of Splunk’s acquisitions (SignalFx, Omnition, Phantom Cyber, Victorops, Streamlio, Plumbr, Flowmill, Rigor, Rocana, and SignalSense) and also 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 went on to lead engineering across Yahoo Media products, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Fantasy Sports, Tumblr and more.

As a former developer, operator, architect, and leader of thousands of engineers and projects across both Splunk and Yahoo, Tim’s technical background will resonate with early-stage founders that want an investor who deeply understands their industry. Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. In his spare time, Tim hacks on side projects: enterprise-grade wireless networking in his home, crypto mining Ethereum in his basement, as well as coding recreationally. Most recently he developed a Unity-based first-person shooter inspired by Cyberpunk 2077 for the Splunk engineering teams.

Investments

Our Portfolio
edge_delta
edge_delta
edgedelta.com

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
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julia_computing
julia_computing
juliacomputing.com

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

Milestones
  • 2015 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
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pinecone
pinecone
pinecone.io

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
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relationalai
relationalai
relational.ai

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

Milestones
  • 2017 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series A
Partner
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truera
truera
truera.com

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
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oak9.io

The oak9 cloud security platform is built for developers to accelerate security in cloud-native applications by integrating into the development pipeline and analyzing infrastructure as code.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Seed
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oak9
The oak9 cloud security platform is built for developers to accelerate security in cloud-native applications by integrating into the development pipeline and analyzing infrastructure as code.
squint.ai

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 Seed
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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.
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