Who is Bitfusion?

Today, CPUs are not sufficiently addressing new workloads such as machine learning and AI, whereas GPUs and FPGAs are taking a larger share of the evolving Data Center, leaving businesses with challenges when incorporating AI into their business model. Bitfusion created the industry’s first elastic and virtual OS for GPUs and FPGAs. Using machine learning as our first use case, Bitfusion provides a platform for data scientists, developers, and IT managers to jumpstart innovation as well as accomplish the most effective mass deployment.

Bitfusion was founded with a vision to make at-scale heterogeneous computing accessible to any organization and build the operating system for the next generation computing. The company’s products allow data scientists, developers and IT managers to cluster, share, scale and manage compute resources to reduce the costs and complexity associated with the AI application lifecycle. Bitfusion has offices in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas.

Leadership Team

Michael Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer

Michael has more than 25 years of experience in building new businesses, innovating new products, and disrupting technology markets with his strong leadership. Michael held a range of executive positions in both public and private companies. Until Sep-2017, Michael lead the transformation of Marvell networking to a leading position in Enterprise and Data Centers. Before Marvell, Michael was an executive for 4 years for private companies considered as industry leaders such as Annapurna Labs, who develops high-performance Smart Network Interface Card (acquired by Amazon Web Services), and Tilera, the MIT-based many-core processor company, which was acquired by Mellanox. Between 2001-2003 Michael Zimmerman worked in Radlan, an Israeli private software company, which had a production network operating system used by several Tier-1 players as a standard across their portfolio. In 2003 Marvell acquired Radlan, and Michael served in a range of management positions including Vice President and General Manager. Michael is a Stanford graduate where he attended the Executive Business Program, as well as, holds an MS in Computer Science from NSU University, an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BS in Electrical Engineering at the Tel Aviv University, where he earned Summa Cum Laude.
Subbu has extensive experience in leading large cross-functional teams building products and engineering from the ground up. He’s held various roles at Intel, shepherding various engineering programs, spanning across design, automation, validation, and post-silicon. He worked on Intel’s first Integrated GPU, their first low-power CPU Atom and its SOC, High-performance micro-servers (Intel’s first initiative on micro-servers using low power mobile phone processors), as well as Xeon servers. Then at Dell, he was first in the innovation lab leading multiple product initiatives, and then later managing numerous pan-Dell strategic technology initiatives at the intersection of software and cloud. Right before he founded Bitfusion, Subbu built an engineering team from ground-up and launched Dell’s first Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace Brokerage. Subbu received his MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Subbu Rama

Subbu Rama
Chairman & Chief Product Officer

Subbu Rama

Subbu Rama
Chairman & Chief Product Officer

Subbu has extensive experience in leading large cross-functional teams building products and engineering from the ground up. He’s held various roles at Intel, shepherding various engineering programs, spanning across design, automation, validation, and post-silicon. He worked on Intel’s first Integrated GPU, their first low-power CPU Atom and its SOC, High-performance micro-servers (Intel’s first initiative on micro-servers using low power mobile phone processors), as well as Xeon servers. Then at Dell, he was first in the innovation lab leading multiple product initiatives, and then later managing numerous pan-Dell strategic technology initiatives at the intersection of software and cloud. Right before he founded Bitfusion, Subbu built an engineering team from ground-up and launched Dell’s first Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace Brokerage. Subbu received his MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mazhar Memon

Mazhar Memon
Chief Technology Officer

Mazhar has more than 14 years of experience with computer architecture and high performance network systems. Mazhar has a breadth of experience in the semiconductor space at Intel Corporation including the design and deployment of large 1000+ node networks, architecting high performance on-die CPU networking logic, validation architect for one of Intel’s first mobile phone SoCs, and performance architect in the Intel Omnipath development team towards the successful exa-scale CORAL supercomputing bid to the DOE. Throughout his career, he has led engineering teams as well as grown an engineering organization from 0 to 35 engineers. Prior to Intel, he helped develop the DOE’s first cybersecurity centers at Sandia Labs and developed full stack, zero-knowledge network encryption methods. Mazhar holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a BS in Electrical engineering and a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Mazhar holds 12 patents in the areas of computer networking and virtualization.
Maciej has a proven track record of being an innovator with extensive experience in the design of high-speed components, memory systems and storage solutions for Intel, Samsung, Freescale, and Dell. Maciej has led processor design teams across several memory and processor subsystems including register file SRAMs, L2 caches, low power memory logic for mobile SoCs as well as memory arrays for high-end Intel Xeon cores. He also has extensive experience in optimizing large-scale logic circuits via placement and routing as well as the design and characterization of efficient power grids. Prior to his circuit design roles, Maciej led a team to dramatically improve the reliability and resiliency of Dell’s Enterprise-optimized PowerConnect networking solutions. Maciej holds a BS in Computer Engineering as well as an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds 8 patents in the area of Memory Circuits.

Maciej Bajkowski

Maciej Bajkowski
Chief Operations Officer

Maciej Bajkowski

Maciej Bajkowski
Chief Operations Officer

Maciej has a proven track record of being an innovator with extensive experience in the design of high-speed components, memory systems and storage solutions for Intel, Samsung, Freescale, and Dell. Maciej has led processor design teams across several memory and processor subsystems including register file SRAMs, L2 caches, low power memory logic for mobile SoCs as well as memory arrays for high-end Intel Xeon cores. He also has extensive experience in optimizing large-scale logic circuits via placement and routing as well as the design and characterization of efficient power grids. Prior to his circuit design roles, Maciej led a team to dramatically improve the reliability and resiliency of Dell’s Enterprise-optimized PowerConnect networking solutions. Maciej holds a BS in Computer Engineering as well as an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds 8 patents in the area of Memory Circuits.

Advisory Board

Rishi Bhargava

Rishi Bhargava is Co-founder and VP, Marketing for Demisto, a cyber security startup with the mission to make security operations “faster, leaner and smarter”. Prior to founding Demisto, Rishi was Vice President and General Manager of the Software Defined Datacenter Group at Intel Security. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he was responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for datacenters.

Will Conway

Spanning more than a decade Will has made a career of successfully taking emerging technologies to market, first with Rackspace’s public cloud, next with their private cloud offering via OpenStack, and most recently as the General Manager and full PnL holder of Mailgun, a SaaS based email delivery client.

Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin is a serial entrepreneur focusing primarily on security, enterprise infrastructure and data-intensive computing. Jim has been steeped in all facets of start-up development and growth from concept, to fund-raising, to validation and expansion, all the way to exit. Jim is a graduate of Harvard University, lives in Austin TX and is the proud father of three wonderful children.

John E. Derrick

Public and private company executive with three acquisitions as CEO, four additional acquisitions after advising / serving as interim CEO, and multiple turn-around / growth public company roles. Passions include strategy, positioning, and execution. Products have included servers, processors, and software from big iron to pervasive IoT devices. Formerly employed by Texas Instruments, IBM, Chicory Systems (CEO) / Parthus Technologies, Conformative Systems (CEO/CSO) / Intel, MIPS Technologies, Jelastic, Tonomi, and others.

Pat Matthews

Pat is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and current CEO of Filestack, a file infrastructure company. In 1999, Pat dropped out of Virginia Tech to start a dot-com with some of his best friends and college roommates. After the dot-com bubble burst, Pat and his team persevered and creating Webmail.us, a multi-million dollar software company which was acquired by Rackspace in 2007. At Rackspace Pat worked as SVP for Cloud Computing and later SVP for Corporate Development. Over the last six years, Pat has invested in more than 100 startups and five venture capital funds.

Jai Menon

Jai is the former Chief Research Officer at Dell, CTO of Dell Enterprise Group, and CTO and VP of Technical Strategy for Systems and Technologies Group (STG) at IBM. As an IBM Fellow, Jai was one of the early pioneers who helped create a technology called RAID. He holds 53 patents, published 78 papers and reports, and is a contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. Both at Dell and IBM, he was responsible for new business initiatives, external alliances with industry partners, VCs and universities.

Jen Millard

Jen over 25 years of P&L and revenue growth experience in fintech, retail, and venture capital led companies. Most recently Jen co-founded Truaxis, heading all its sales and marketing efforts as the Chief Revenue Officer leading the company to a successful exit in 2012 by selling it to MasterCard in 2012.

Karu Sankaralingam

Karu Sankaralingam is an associate professor at the computer sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also leads the Vertical Research Group. His research interests include open source hardware, architecture, and compilers. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Wired, IEEE Spectrum, and technical blogs. He is a recipient of the IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architecture Award in 2012, an NSF CAREER award in 2009, the Emil H Steiger Distinguished Teaching award in 2014, and the Letters and Science Philip R. Certain – Gary Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013.

Mike Troy

Mike is a serial entrepreneur with a background in technology focused on entertainment companies and the government sector. He specializes in identifying technologies/opportunities, evaluating their market potential and then assembling teams and financing to pursue them. He is also a partner at the Geekdom fund.

Robert Noakes