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Who we are

Tigera is the industry leader in Kubernetes security and observability, and the inventor and maintainer of Calico Open Source. We enable organizations of all sizes in various industries to secure, observe, and troubleshoot cloud-native applications in Kubernetes environments. Our solutions are used by leading companies, including AT&T, Discover, Merck, ServiceNow, HanseMerkur, RealPage, L3Harris, and Mindbody.

Our values

At Tigera, we have four core values:

Our customer is the hero of our story

We aim high and are nimble in how we get there

Our success relies on continuous learning

We respect, support, and collaborate with each other

These values lie at the heart of everything we do, and have enabled us to create best-in-class products tailored to user needs, that grow and evolve alongside changing technologies.

Our story: From Project Calico to Calico Cloud

Tigera’s story begins 6 years ago with Project Calico, an open-source networking and security project with an active development and user community. Calico Open Source was born out of this project and has grown to be the most widely adopted solution for Kubernetes networking and security, powering 1.5M+ nodes daily across 166 countries.

As adoption of Kubernetes grew and organizations started using Kubernetes at scale, they began to encounter more advanced requirements for observability and security. Tigera responded to this need by building upon Calico Open Source to create Calico Cloud and Calico Enterprise, which offer full-stack security and observability to accelerate adoption of Kubernetes and cloud-native applications.

Tigera was founded by the original Project Calico engineering team. We are committed to maintaining Calico Open Source as the leading standard for Kubernetes networking and security, while also offering Kubernetes-native, full-stack security and observability capabilities to commercial users looking for a pay-as-you-go, managed cloud service or a self-managed, on-premises platform.


Executive Team

Ratan Tipirneni

President & CEO

Mark Elchinoff

Chief Financial Officer

Utpal Bhatt

Chief Marketing Officer

Manish Sampat

VP Engineering

Amit Gupta

VP Business Development & Product Management

Fahad Rizqi

VP Sales

Pervez Sikora

VP Services & Customer Success

Board of Directors

Ratan Tipirneni

Soma Somasegar

Forest Baskett

Aaron Jacobson