Episode 54 - Ali Ghodsi, CEO & Co-founder of Databricks, on Betting Big on the Cloud to Build a $28B Company

Ali Ghodsi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Databricks, an AI-enabled, open source data analytics platform company, valued today at more than $28 billion. Over 5,000 companies use the company’s open source-driven lakehouse architecture to process, engineer, and analyze their unstructured and semi-structured data. In this episode, Ali shares how an open source project he helped start as a researcher at UC Berkeley—where he still serves as an adjunct professor in the computer science department— turned into a multibillion-dollar company and lessons entrepreneurs can learn from his journey.