Enabling the Self-Driving Enterprise™
Our belief, at our core, is helping companies transform. We believe in driving beyond digital transformation so that organizations can operate at internet speed and scale in the era of Cognitive Automation.
At Aera, we deliver the Cognitive Technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™: a Cognitive Operating System™ that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations.
Digital transformation is changing everything. Some estimate 40% of all jobs will be transformed by artificial intelligence within ten years. This transformation means a shift in financial models, business models, and social structures.
Using AI, we are reimagining how organizations operate. Our technology is built for groups and individuals to succinctly access the data and the collaboration that decisions require. We use our own technology to move quickly, to inform discussion, and to drive the execution of strategic initiatives.
We’re on a mission to make businesses smarter, digital, dynamic, and wildly successful. To achieve this, we’ve brought together a unique group of product visionaries and technology veterans. It is a whole new era, and we’re excited for the future.
President & CEO
An entrepreneur at heart, Fred founded his first company at the age of 23. Prior to launching Aera, Fred was the CEO of Anaplan, which he grew from 20 to 650 employees, and a $1B+ valuation. Before that, he held several executive positions at SAP, Business Objects and ALG software.
Founder & CTO
A visionary technologist, Shariq founded FusionOps in 2005, building the core data technology that powers Aera today. He received several patents in the fields of data analysis, cloud computing and enterprise applications. Prior to FusionOps, Shariq was the Principal Architect of ADAC Information Systems (acquired by Cerner Corporation).
New Enterprise Association (NEA) is a global venture capital firm partnering with entrepreneurs to build transformational businesses across multiple stages and sectors, with more than 210 IPOs and 360 acquisitions since the firm’s founding in 1977. For more information, visit nea.com
Georgian Partners is a thesis-driven growth equity firm investing in SaaS-based business software companies exploiting applied artificial intelligence, security first and conversational business. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and technology executives, Georgian Partners leverages our global software expertise to be able to directly impact the success of companies. For more information, visit georgianpartners.com
NewView Capital is a venture firm based in Burlingame, California. In 2018, NewView Capital spun out of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and has developed a new model in venture capital to drive sustainable growth for entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and limited partners in this changing venture landscape. The firm's first fund is a $1.35 billion portfolio of diverse, growth-stage technology companies. For more information, visit newviewcap.com
DFJ Growth is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Their investments include Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN), Box (NYSE: BOX), Coinbase, Cylance (BlackBerry), Ring (Amazon), SpaceX, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Unity, and Yammer (Microsoft). The firm works with companies at the growth stage, with the goal of creating iconic and lasting businesses in consumer, enterprise, and disruptive technologies. For more information, visit dfjgrowth.com
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