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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