Your data can do more.

Innovation is happening faster than ever and it’s essential that data access is given to the people who need it most. Yet, understanding who is using it and how it is being used is always of critical concern.

With Okera, agility and governance doesn’t have to be an “either–or” decision. With greater visibility and control, you can unlock the potential that data has to drive innovation. Because when data becomes your greatest asset, you can can change the way your business and the world works.

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Executive Team

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Amandeep Khurana
CEO and Co-founder

Amandeep founded Okera in 2016 with CTO and co-founder Nong Li. While supporting customer initiatives at Cloudera and involved in product development at AWS, Amandeep witnessed first-hand the challenges companies faced in adopting big data and cloud technologies. This experience, along with the goal to empower people and businesses through easy data access, led him to start Okera.

Amandeep is also the co-author of HBase in Action, a book on building applications on HBase. He is passionate about distributed systems, big data, and helping customers get value out of new technology.

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Nong Li
CTO and Co-founder

Nong founded Okera in 2016 with CEO and co-founder Amandeep Khurana. Prior to Okera, he was on the engineering team at Databricks, where he led performance engineering for Spark core and SparkSQL. Prior to Databricks, Nong was the tech lead for the Impala project at Cloudera and also the author of the Record Service project. Nong is also one of the original authors of the Apache Parquet project and mentors several Apache projects, including Apache Arrow. Nong has a degree in computer science from Brown University.

Board Members

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Ethan Kurzweil
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Board Member

Ethan Kurzweil is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners where he invests in developer platforms and consumer tech startups. Ethan has served on the board of leading platform companies including Intercom, PagerDuty, Periscope Data, Applitools, Twitch (acq. by Amazon), and Periscope (acq. by Twitter) and was actively involved in Bessemer’s investments in public companies Twilio and Sendgrid.

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Wesley Chan
Managing Partner, Felicis Ventures
Board Member

Wesley Chan is a Managing Director at Felicis Ventures. He has led investment rounds and holds board or observer seats in Canva, CultureAmp, and Dialpad. As an early employee at Google, he founded and launched Google Analytics and Google Voice, which reach tens of millions of users worldwide.

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Join Our Team

We’re a group of driven people who genuinely believe in, and love what we do. There are no big egos here. We collaborate, we try to make each other better, and if we say we’re going to do something—we do it. We believe that every person who works here should feel comfortable giving honest feedback, and should always feel as though that feedback will be listened to.

If you’re interested in being a part of our team, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our current openings, or reach out to us at

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