About TigerGraph

About TigerGraph

TigerGraph is the world’s fastest graph analytics platform designed to unleash the power of interconnected data for deeper insights and better outcomes. TigerGraph fulfills the true promise and benefits of the graph platform by tackling the toughest data challenges in real time, no matter how large or complex the dataset. TigerGraph supports applications such as IoT, AI and machine learning to make sense of ever-changing big data.  TigerGraph’s proven technology is used by customers including China Mobile, Intuit, Wish, and Zillow. TigerGraph, incorporated in Delaware, is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Investors include founders of Yahoo!, Walmart Labs, DCVC and Morado Ventures.


Dr. Yu Xu is the founder and CEO of TigerGraph, the world’s first native parallel graph database. Dr. Xu received his Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California San Diego. He is an expert in big data and parallel database systems and has 26 patents in parallel data management and optimization. Prior to founding TigerGraph, Dr. Xu worked on Twitter’s data infrastructure for massive data analytics. Before that, he worked as Teradata’s Hadoop architect where he led the company’s big data initiatives.

Dr. Yu Xu


Todd Blaschka is a veteran in the enterprise software industry. He is passionate about creating entirely new segments in data, analytics and AI, with the distinction of establishing graph analytics as a Gartner Top 10 Data & Analytics trend two years in a row. By fervently focusing on critical industry and customer challenges, the companies under Todd's leadership have delivered significant quantifiable results to the largest brands in the world through channel and solution sales approach. Prior to TigerGraph, Todd led go to market and customer experience functions at Clustrix (acquired by MariaDB), Dataguise and IBM.

Todd Blaschka


Mingxi Wu is the VP of Engineering responsible for product development, quality assurance, and release. Mingxi excels at engineering team building and tech leadership. Previously, he worked at Ad-Tech startup Turn (acquired by Amobee), Oracle Relational Database Optimizer Group, and Microsoft SQL Server Manageability Group. He won research awards from SIGMOD, VLDB and KDD and holds patents on big data and pending patents on graph management. Mingxi received his PhD from the University of Florida, where he specialized in database and data mining.

Dr. Mingxi Wu

VP of Engineering
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Dr. Victor Lee is Director of Product Management at TigerGraph. He brings a strong academic background, decades of industry experience, and a commitment to quality and service. Victor was a circuit designer and technology transfer manager at Rambus, before returning to school for his computer science PhD, focusing on graph data mining. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and PhD in Computer Science from Kent State University. Before TigerGraph he was a visiting professor at John Carroll University.

Dr. Victor Lee

Head of Product Strategy and Developer Relations

Like Gao is the Senior VP of Engineering at TigerGraph. He is an experienced engineer and tech lead with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in C++, Graph Analytics, Databases, Data Warehousing and parallel computing, Like is a strong engineering professional with a PhD focused in Computer Science from University of Vermont.

Dr. Like Gao

Senior VP of Engineering

Gaurav Deshpande is the VP of Marketing at TigerGraph. Gaurav brings TigerGraph a proven track-record in leading teams in creating new products, establishing new markets and dominating industries. Previously, Gaurav spent 15 years overseeing marketing for IBM's Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cloud portfolios for the Banking and Financial markets, Telecommunications and Retail. He also built out and positioned IBM’s Big Data and Analytics portfolio, driving 45 percent year-over-year growth. Before IBM Gaurav led two startups through explosive growth, i2 Technologies and Trigo Technologies.

Gaurav Deshpande

VP of Marketing
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Songting is the Chief Architect at TigerGraph. He spent the last 6 years at Facebook, leading multiple real time big data efforts such as streaming, search and analytics for Facebook ads. Prior to Facebook, he worked at Ad-Tech startup Turn (acquired by Amobee), where he built petabyte-scale data infrastructure and the team from ground up. He published a number of papers in top data management conferences such as SIGMOD and VLDB, and held multiple patents. Songting received his PhD from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the area of database systems and BS/MS from Fudan University.

Dr. Songting Chen

Chief Architect

Alin Deutsch, Chief Scientist, brings powerful research experience to TigerGraph. Deutsch has served on the UCSD faculty since 2002, where his research centers around data management challenges raised by large-scale database-powered applications. Deutsch is particularly specialized in query language design and optimization for various data models, with particular emphasis on semi-structured data. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a U.S. patent based on query optimization, and was recently awarded the highly prestigious PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award at SIGMOD 2018.

Dr. Alin Deutsch

Chief Scientist
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Fan brings more than 15 years of experience leading people organization to scale and align human resources with the business strategy and operations in both medical device and technology industries globally. Prior to joining TigerGraph, Fan was Head of People at Nevro prior to their IPO and grew the company from 70 to 300+ in a couple of years. She also led several medical device startups through hypergrowth and commercialization worldwide. Fan earned a Master’s from University of San Francisco in HR and Organizational Development and a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from San Jose State University.

Fan Herbst

Head of People, VP