Vinoo Ganesh

Speaker, Technologist, and Startup Advisor

My name is Vinoo and I’m building something new.

Before, I was Head of Business Engineering of Ashler at the Citadel Investment Group, where I oversaw critical data pipelines as well as investment platforms. Prior to that, I was CTO of a geospatial intelligence data-as-a-service startup named Veraset. We built systems that processed over 2 TB of geospatial data on a daily basis and enabled over 80 customers to operationalize this data. I led the compute team at Palantir Technologies (managing Spark and it’s interaction with HDFS, S3, Parquet, YARN, and K8s) and worked across a number of commercial and government verticals.

I began my career at Palantir Technologies, where I worked on Palantir’s large scale, low-latency, search and indexing backend, before leading a portfolio of technical engagements across Palantir’s most critical customers, commercial, healthcare and defense customers. I also helped build Palantir Frontline - the standard for growing and scaling Palantir’s Software and Forward Deployed teams. Eventually, I ran Palantir’s Spark/YARN based compute backend. After Palantir, I built and led Veraset (a Data-as-a-Service startup) as CTO. Veraset grew up to 15M ARR, before it was acquired.

I then joined Citadel as Head of Business Engineering, Ashler focused on leading software and data engineering teams to build products to maximize alpha generation across the hedge fund. Post Citadel, I Vinoo built a number of products and tools across the data optimization space as well as the Generative AI space.

I also spend time as a startup advisor, advising’s development of tools to solve data observability problems across the stack, and Horangi’s development of their best-in-class cybersecurity product, Warden.

I’m also a proud member of the McKelvey Engineering National Council of Washington University as well as the Alumni Board of Governers.

Drop me a note! Would love to chat.