About Confluent

Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka™, Confluent builds a stream data platform
that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams


Confluent was founded by the team that built Apache Kafka™ at LinkedIn and that scaled Kafka to accommodate over 1 trillion messages per day – covering everything happening in a company.

Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially.

From its very early days, we have open-sourced Kafka and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a stream data platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

Founders and Management Team

  • Jay Kreps

    Jay Kreps

    Co-founder & CEO
  • Neha Narkhede

    Neha Narkhede

    Co-founder & CTO
  • Jun Rao

    Jun Rao

  • Cheryl Dalrymple

    Cheryl Dalrymple

  • Jabari Norton

    Jabari Norton

    VP, Business Development
  • Todd Barnett

    Todd Barnett

    VP, Sales
  • Luanne Dauber

    Luanne Dauber


Board of Directors

  • Eric Vishria

    Eric Vishria

    Partner, Benchmark Capital
  • Mike Volpi

    Mike Volpi

    Partner, Index Ventures
  • Jay Kreps

    Jay Kreps

    Co-Founder and CEO
  • Neha Narkhede

    Neha Narkhede

    Co-Founder and CTO