Modal

helps people run code in the cloud. We think it's the easiest way for developers to get access to containerized, serverless compute without the hassle of managing their own infrastructure.

Our Team

Erik Bernhardsson

Erik Bernhardsson

CEO, Founder

Erik is the founder and CEO of Modal. Until recently, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Better where he managed a team of about 300 engineers.

Akshat Bubna

Akshat Bubna

Co-Founder

Akshat was an early employee at Scale AI, where he designed and built core engineering and operations systems, led the Natural Language and Quality teams, and solved crosswords competitively.

Elias Freider

Elias Freider

Founding Engineer

Elias is an experienced data and full-stack engineer with a team lead background. Previously he co-founded the Ed-tech startup EdQu, and he worked as a data engineering lead at Spotify and Kry.

Eric Zhang

Eric Zhang

Founding Engineer

Eric enjoys languages, systems, design, and interfaces. His open-source work has reached millions of people, and he was previously the first engineer at Convex.

Luis Capelo

Luis Capelo

Software Engineer

Luis is interested in deep learning research and applied AI systems. He co-founded and led technology at Grid.ai and wrote software to help people for the UN.

Richard Gong

Richard Gong

Software Engineer

Richard is passionate about performance engineering, hardware security and designing reliable systems. In the past he worked on predictive models for autonomous vehicles at Cruise and option pricing at Jane Street.

Jonathon Belotti

Jonathon Belotti

Software Engineer

Jonathon loves building systems enabling data scientists to ship products reliably and fast. Previously he was the ML Platform lead at Canva, and devoted himself to Python developer productivity in the Bazel open-source ecosystem.

Our Investors

Amplify Partners

Angel Investors

Elad Gil

Entrepreneur and Investor

Tristan Handy

Founder and CEO, dbt

Boris Jabes

Founder and CEO, Census

Bucky Moore

Partner, KPCB

Barry McCardel

Co-Founder and CEO, Hex

Arjun Narayan

Co-Founder and CEO, Materialize

Neha Narkhede

Co-Founder and CTO, Confluent

Lindsay Pettingill

Co-Founder and CEO, Ask Iggy

Christopher Ré

Associate Professor, Stanford AI Lab