Founded by Netezza leaders, Cazena is the first instant data lake offering a true SaaS experience that accelerates time to analytics and AI/ML from months to minutes. It’s also one of Underscore’s newest portfolio companies.
The company is led by a strong, experienced team of experts in the field. Chairman Jim Baum, Board Member Jit Saxena, and Founder & CEO Prat Moghe have a shared history. The three worked together to lead data warehouse company Netezza to its successful IPO and then honed their respective skills while scaling the company before eventually being acquired by IBM for $1.7B.
Underscore takes pride in funding Seed to Series A rounds for startups, but occasionally, the case for backing companies like Cazena, outside of this realm, cannot be ignored. A $20B market with a proven team delivering not only fast growth but 100% retention and 64% expansion was irresistible.