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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 -  - Leadership Lab: Ashish Gupta on Building a Team of Relentless Learners

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Leadership Lab: Ashish Gupta on Building a Team of Relentless Learners

Ashish Gupta recently joined Rubrik as VP of Engineering, India to spearhead a team in Bangalore. With 20 years of experience in technology, including his previous position as VP of Engineering at Flipkart, he is well-versed in driving rapid revenue and team growth. I had the chance to chat with Ashish about recruiting world-class talent and building a strong engineering culture. What is your philosophy on building new teams and recruiting top talent? I believe in the power of small, two-pizza teams in which every individual has ownership of large product problems with significant impact. There are 3 core parts of this strategy:  World-class talent: Hiring top talent refers to skill, as well as the intellectual capacity and courage to go up against tough unsolved problems. Mentorship: Build a pool of senior engineers who have deep experience in solving product problems from scratch and building large-scale, distributed systems. Put one senior engineer in every team to mentor teammates. Large, challenging problems: Identify raw problems at the product problem-statement level that engineers would love to solve. Pairing talent with problems, and giving your people the autonomy and confidence to execute, achieves the best results. This creates a virtuous cycle of world-class…
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 -  - 10 Reasons Why You Should Intern at a Startup

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10 Reasons Why You Should Intern at a Startup

All of the software engineering students out there are crazy about internships/jobs at top tech giants — Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. Have you ever considered interning at a startup? If not, then read on. This post might change your perspective about startups.I interned at Rubrik. Rubrik is a backup and storage startup based in Palo Alto in California, USA. They are a team of about 50 engineers who are top notch in their respective fields. The engineers at Rubrik are super talented and they have experience of building the real tech. I interned at Rubrik. Rubrik is a backup and storage startup based in Palo Alto in California, USA. They are a team of about 50 engineers who are top notch in their respective fields. The engineers at Rubrik are super talented and they have experience of building the real tech.I will list out the things that I really liked about Rubrik: I will list out the things that I really liked about Rubrik: Freedom to choose project: I was initially given an option to choose from 1 of the 2 suggested projects. I didn’t quite like both of them and so, the team members helped me to come up…
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…
Rubrik -  - Hacking With Briks

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Hacking With Briks

On March 30, we hosted our first company hackathon at headquarters. In 24 hours, our team submitted 24 projects, including faster backups, improvements to the UI, and extensions to the Brik. While the submissions showcased the breadth of talent within the engineering realm, we were also proud to host a brewmaster, a juggler, and a team of world change brikers that formed a committee to drive social change in our community. Of course, we cannot forget Hobson, our best buddy Slack chatbot created to answer all of our questions. Hobson, what did you think about the hackathon.” “When you’re enlightened, every word is wisdom.” Well, maybe Hobson’s answers sound more like something Gandalf would say. In the words of our CEO Bipul Sinha,“I’m blown away by Rubrik’s first hackathon. The creativity and velocity of our engineering team is humbling.” Check out a summary of the hackathon results below, and stay tuned for the innovations coming to a data center near you. In the spirit of Hobson, “speak friend and enter.”