Tasso is a Venture Partner at FirstMark, and the Co-Founder and CEO of ActionIQ. He is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded Aster Data, a pioneer in Big Data, which was ultimately acquired by Teradata for over $296MM. He is also the co-founder of DataElite Ventures, a Bay Area seed fund.
Tasso founded Aster Data in 2005 after dropping out of the Ph. D. program at Stanford. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Aster’s CTO, guiding the company to its exit to Teradata. At Teradata, Tasso was the co-president of the Aster division, where he continued to grow the business into the big data powerhouse that it is today.