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Rubrik -  - Rubrik Datos IO Turns 1 Month!

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Rubrik Datos IO Turns 1 Month!

Come join us as we accelerate on a rare opportunity to innovate and develop next-generation backup and recovery products for cloud native applications and NoSQL databases. March 14, 2018 wrapped up month 1 of Rubrik Datos IO!  The last many months have been a whirlwind of new energy with new beginnings at Rubrik.  Lots of thank yous, congratulations, and goodbyes. As we bid a fond farewell to our old offices, we were received by a host of new faces and fresh oxygen at Rubrik, where everyone has been super warm and welcoming. Most importantly, working with the Rubrik teams has been very seamless, as we share a common vision to disrupt the data management industry. Rubrik’s culture is rooted in simple, yet very impactful, execution principles of war level, operating at max potential and, above all, transparency that drives infectious 24×7 energy. The Rubrik way is truly world class. Rubrik is building an industry-leading Cloud Data Management company and over the last 4 years has approached a $300M global bookings run rate, cementing Rubrik’s place as one of the fastest growing enterprise infrastructure software companies in history. With Rubrik Datos IO, our team is on a mission to develop application-centric…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List

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Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List

Today, LinkedIn unveiled the inaugural Top Companies – Startups list, and Rubrik is honored to be featured as #7 on the list. The list of 50 companies is based on the billions of actions taken by the LinkedIn community and looks at three main pillars: employee growth, job seeker interest, and member engagement with the company and its employees. Rubrik has experienced unparalleled growth in a short amount of time, an achievement that comes with some expected challenges. As the company continues to scale, we are determined to stay true to our core principles to keep this one of the best places to work. Our approach often goes against the grain, allowing us to offer a truly unique company culture. Read on to find out how Rubrik keeps work engaging and rewarding: Radical Transparency How many other companies do you know that invite all employees to board meetings? At Rubrik, each board meeting is open to all 600+ employees. All listeners are encouraged to ask questions to our executives and board, and no topics are off the table. Radical transparency has been core to our DNA since day one. Our CEO and co-founder Bipul Sinha recently outlined our groundbreaking approach in…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

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Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

Mark Smith recently joined Rubrik as EVP of Global Sales and Business Development. He brings over 25 years of experience building high-performance global sales, marketing, and business development teams at companies such as Arista Networks, Infoblox, and NetScreen. He has also been named one of VARBusiness’ Top 100 Executives of the year. At Rubrik, we’re excited for Mark’s expertise, successful track record, and sense of humor. I had a chance to sit down with Mark and chat about what he’s learned throughout his career.   As a sales leader at four highly successful companies, what is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned? I’ve learned that everyone needs to be on the same page and share mutual respect. All teams must pull with the same energy and in the same direction to accomplish great things. Achieving this balance means eliminating the cynics and the passengers who are not pulling their weight. You’ve helped four companies grow from the startup stage to IPO. How does going public shape a company’s progress and innovation? From a sales and marketing perspective, it provides a huge uplift in awareness. The IPO itself is an enormous PR event and has a huge immediate impact. The growth a…
Rubrik -  - Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

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Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

In 2014, a VC and three engineers embarked on founding Rubrik. Three years later, the company has grown at an unprecedented pace. In celebration of Rubrik’s 3rd Birthday, I sat down with each co-founder to learn about their experiences and insights on innovating a previously untapped industry. Bipul Sinha – CEO What has been the biggest surprise about starting a company? Hiring top-quality talent. When we started the company, all of us had careers that involved working with highly-talented people. Part of me expected our network to follow us to Rubrik. I found that this wasn’t the case, as many people who are established in their careers are hesitant to take on the risk of a startup. We have managed to succeed in hiring excellent talent, but it was much more difficult than I expected. How has your mindset on leading a business changed since founding Rubrik? The biggest shift has been in my mental framework. As a VC, you’re a skeptic and are looking at the downside. As a founder, you’re an optimist. I think of human beings as having two states: a state of intellect and a state of will. The VC is in this state of intellect. The founder,…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Stephen Alfieris on Scaling Teams and Selling in the Federal Market

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Leadership Lab: Stephen Alfieris on Scaling Teams and Selling in the Federal Market

I had a chance to chat with Stephen Alfieris, who recently joined Rubrik as VP of Federal. Stephen spent 21 years at EMC in various positions, including DVP Federal. He also served as CEO of IntelliDyne and recently built the Federal Division for ServiceNow. He has developed a specialty in the federal market with a history of building strong sales teams. How did you get into the federal government sector? After 13 years and 8 different positions within EMC, leadership asked me to make a transition from commercial sales to a role leading the federal sector market. Over the next seven and a half years, I learned the market, built a global business, and (along with a few failures) experienced great success. What’s unique about the sales strategy for the federal sector? Federal Government is a highly-regulated market. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) defines how government organizations contract with commercial entities for “goods and services.” In addition, there are ever-evolving certification and compliance requirements. There are two primary aspects of the federal sector that make it different from other markets. Congress warrants contracting officers with priorities that often do not align with the priorities of the business owner. Secondly, there are over…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Mark Leslie on Building Culture and Transformative Technology

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Leadership Lab: Mark Leslie on Building Culture and Transformative Technology

How do transformational leaders build game-changing companies? We bring you the first part of our Leadership Lab series where we ask next-gen executives, investors, and academics to share their perspectives on what they learned and what is driving future innovation. We sat down with Mark Leslie at Nutanix .NEXT, who is an investor in, prior board member of, and current senior advisor to Nutanix. He is the Managing Partner of Leslie Ventures and was the Founding Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software. What lessons did you learn in building two companies before Veritas? One of the lessons I learned early on was that I used to say, “We are going to ship it on Tuesday no matter what.” This created a war inside the company. We ended up being sorry we shipped it on Tuesday, and I learned that it is all about shipping great products that work well – and you can’t ship them before their time. When you were CEO of Veritas, how did you address the issue of technical debt? We didn’t have that word in our vocabulary when we started. It is great that we have that definition now because we can define the delta between…