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We Empower Teams to Solve Problems Through Data


Our Founding Story

Chief Strategy Officer Joe Hellerstein, Chief Experience Officer Jeffrey Heer and Chief Technical Officer Sean Kandel have a 20-year track record of joint research and development. They first teamed up when Joe was researching data-centric systems at UC Berkeley, while Jeffrey and Sean were developing new tools for data transformation and discovery at Stanford. This work resulted in Data Wrangler, a breakthrough tool for data transformation and discovery, which launched in 2011. A year later, the threesome founded Trifacta to commercialize what had begun as an academic research project.

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Our Values

These five principles inform Trifacta’s view of the world and the way we go about our work:

Start with the User

Customer value is our compass for hard decisions, the True North for everything we do. For us, everything starts with the people who know the data best, and the simplicity and power we bring to their work.

Iterate to Excellence

We achieve excellence through small, rapid experiments and real-world metrics. Lightweight iteration allows us to go fast and continually improve in the absence of perfect information. Iteration is our path to risk-taking, exploration and wonder.

Decide and Deliver

Important decisions are never easy—or deferrable. When faced with hard decisions, we efficiently make our call with the data available, rally around the outcome, and deliver what we promise

Always be Learning

We believe the best ideas come from people who are curious enough to ask the next question. As innovators, we always have more to learn—from our customers, from research, from each other, and from the data at hand. Even our products share this commitment to learning.

Be a Multiplier

Great work has outsized impact—far beyond what it would deliver on its own. We multiply our own efforts through teamwork, mentorship and partnership. We multiply the work of our colleagues and customers via products and processes that transfer our superpowers into their hands.


Diversity & Inclusion at Trifacta

At Trifacta, we are committed to cultivating a culture of authenticity, inclusion and connectedness. Our diverse voices and backgrounds enrich the Trifacta community with experience, insights, knowledge, innovation and the collective ability to achieve excellence. We respect and value the unique contributions of each individual, creating a safe space for self-expression across ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, language, education, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, opinions, cultures and beliefs. We know that embracing our differences has a multiplying effect and brings out the best of humanity.


Our History

Founded in 2012 with deep roots in the computer science labs at Stanford and UC Berkeley, Trifacta is the industry pioneer and established leader of the global market for data preparation technology. Our products draw on decades of research in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning to make the process of refining data faster and more intuitive. Today, more than 50,000 Data Wranglers across 12,000 companies use our solutions. And every independent and analyst ranking has named Trifacta the number one data preparation solution worldwide.

October 21, 2020


Trifacta Partners with Fivetran to Automate and Accelerate ELT Data Pipelines


September 23, 2020


Trifacta Named Leader in G2’s Fall Grid Report for Data Preparation


June 25, 2020


Trifacta Now Available for Direct Purchase and Activation in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace


October 1, 2019


General Availability of Cloud Dataprep by Trifacta


September 2019


Trifacta Raises $100 Million to Support Explosive Growth of Data Wrangling for AI and the Cloud


June 2019


Partnering with IBM to Advance Data Preparation for DataOps & AI


June 2019


Trifacta Announces First Cloud Data Preparation Platform for Snowflake


February 2019


Trifacta Triples User Base And More Than Doubles Cloud-Based Revenue


November 2018


Trifacta Launches Serverless Data Preparation on AWS


October 2018


Trifacta Recognized as a Leader by The Forrester Wave


September 2018


Google Cloud Dataprep by Trifacta goes GA


June 2018


Trifacta Named #1 Data Preparation Technology in Ovum Decision Matrix


Feb 2018


Trifacta Named #1 End User Data Preparation Vendor by Dresner for Fourth Year in a Row


Jan 2018


Trifacta Raises $48 Million in Financing to Democratize Data Wrangling


Nov 2017


Trifacta Announces Expanded support for AWS


September 2017


Trifacta and DataRobot Partner to Modernize Data Wrangling and Automate ML


September 2017


Leidos Selects Trifacta as Data Wrangling Solution for CAADS


May 2017


Trifacta Reveals Spring '17 Release of Wrangler Enterprise


May 2017


ESG Lab Affirms Photon is Fastest, Most Efficient Engine for Data Wrangling


March 2017


Trifacta and Google collaborate to create Google Cloud Dataprep


March 2017


Named Leader in the inaugural Forrester Wave™: Data Preparation Tools


March 2017


Earned top ranking in Dresner Advisory Services End User Data Preparation study - Third consecutive year


November 2016


Recognized as an IDC Innovator for Self-Service Data Preparation


November 2016


Wrangler Edge Launches


September 2016


Wrangler Enterprise v4 launches


July 2016


DataIQ recognized RBS with DataIQ Talent Award for Wrangling Customer Service data with Trifacta


May 2016


Recognized as Champion and Top Vendor in 2016 Self-Service Data Preparation by Bloor Research


May 2016


Forbes reports Trifacta as one of the best big data and business analytics companies to work for in 2016


May 2016


Hired first employee in France


April 2016


Selected as the data wrangling solution for Infosys Information Platform (IIP)


March 2016


Photon Compute Framework Launches


March 2016


Earned top ranking in Dresner Advisory Services End User Data Preparation study - Second consecutive year


February 2016


Growth Stage Investment ($35M) Cathay, Infosys, IDGE


January 2016


More than 3,000 companies using Trifacta


December 2015


Expands to Europe, opens offices in London


November 2015


FIrst Hackathon


October 2015


Ventana award Trifacta with Technology Innovation Award


October 2015


Trifacta Wrangler Launches


September 2015


Trifacta v3 launches


August 2015


Opened office in Boston


July 2015


Opened office in Berlin


March 2015


Earned top ranking in first comprehensive End User Data Preparation study by Dresner Advisory Services


February 2015


Free Trial Program launches


January 2015


PepsiCo starts wrangling retail sales data


December 2014


LinkedIn starts wrangling relationship data


October 2014


Trifacta v2 Launches


October 2014


GoPro starts wrangling media data


September 2014


First customer - MarketShare


July 2014


Adam Wilson joins as CEO


June 2014


Teamed up with Hortonworks


May 2014


Series C Funding ($25M) led by Ignition


April 2014


Opened San Francisco Office


April 2014


CIO names Trifacta one of the “10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch”


March 2014


Formed strategic partnership with Cloudera


February 2014


Data Transformation Platform 1.0 launches


December 2013


Series B Funding ($12M) led by Greylock


April 2013


Alpha Release of Trifacta Data Transformation


December 2012


Hired our first intern


October 2012


Series A Funding ($4.3M) led by Accel


September 2012


Hired first employee


April 2012


Trifacta Founded by Joe Hellerstein, Jeffrey Heer, and Sean Kandel


May 2011


Wrangler research paper published


February 2011


Launch Data Wrangler Alpha


May 2000


Potter’s Wheel