What is Modal

Making the cloud accessible

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.

Who we are

Meet our team

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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.

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Akshat Bubna


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.

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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.

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Eric Zhang

Founding Engineer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Daniel Norberg

Software Engineer

Dano has a passion for scalability, performance and applying mechanical sympathy in engineering systems and platform infrastructure. In the past he built backend, data, ML and devex infrastructure at Spotify and Treasure Data.

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Staffan Gimåker

Software Engineer

Staffan enjoys finding simple solutions to complex problems and the thrill of a good troubleshooting session. He previously worked with infrastructure at Spotify and automated security testing at Detectify.

Our investors

Amplify Partners logo
Quiet Capital logo Essence VC logo Data Community Fund logo Creandum logo

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

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New York, NY 10038

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