NBA MVP Kevin Durant Joins Rubrik as Board Advisor and Investor
PALO ALTO, Calif., August 29, 2017 — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced that NBA champion and accomplished entrepreneur Kevin Durant has joined the Rubrik team as an investor and board advisor.
“Kevin has deep business relationships around the globe and he has created a brand that represents excellence and authenticity,” said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Rubrik team.”
Durant will leverage his experience creating a global brand empire to advise the B2B tech company on strategic initiatives. He will also advise on content development opportunities through his Thirty Five Media business arm, which includes his well-received YouTube channel.
Durant is a member of the 2017 NBA Championship Golden State Warriors and the MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals. Through The Durant Company, he is a venture capital investor in technology companies including Postmates, Acorns and Propel. A dedicated philanthropist, his Kevin Durant Charity Foundation works to enrich the lives of at-risk youth through educational, athletic and social programs.
“I invest in game-changing companies with a winning spirit,” said Durant. “Rubrik is a rising tech powerhouse taking on a $48 billion market opportunity. I’m excited to support Bipul and his team as they build a global brand.”
Founded in 2014, Rubrik has reached an annualized booking run rate of nearly $150M. To date, Rubrik has raised over $292M in funding from leading venture capital firms such as IVP, Lightspeed Ventures, Greylock Partners and Khosla Ventures. The company has also received funding from prominent angel investors including John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft; Frank Slootman, former CEO of ServiceNow; Mark Leslie, former CEO of Veritas; and Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix.
Rubrik provides a Cloud Data Management platform that helps businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations around the world keep and use their data. Rubrik delivers instant application availability with data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management. Hybrid Cloud enterprises benefit from Rubrik’s market-leading Cloud Data Management platform with simplicity, instant data access, app-mobility, policy-driven automation, Ransomware protection, and analytics at scale. Rubrik has been named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies 2016 and recognized by Forbes on the Cloud 100 and as a Next Billion Dollar Startup. For more information, visit http://www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.
Director of Communications, Rubrik
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