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About Trifacta

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

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