Scality was founded in 2009 by a team of entrepreneurs and technologists.

The idea wasn’t storage, per se.

When the Scality team talked to the initial base of potential customers, the customers wanted a system that could “route” data to and from individual users in the most scalable, efficient way possible.

And so began a non-traditional approach to building a storage system that no one had imagined before.

No one thought an object store could have enough performance for all the files and attachments of millions of users. No one thought a system could remain up and running through software upgrades, hardware failures, capacity expansions, and even multiple hardware generations coexisting. And no one believed you could do all this and scale to petabytes of content and billions of objects in pure software.

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Scality Leadership

Our founders and executives like to build products, companies, and the occasional progressive chord. Jerome has run multiple successful startups over the last 20 years and last worked with Giorgio to build an email software company from start to exit. Erwan has repeatedly scaled up revenues, marketing, and customer service in COO and General Manager roles at a range of company sizes, while Philippe has 30 years of experience in Finance, mostly in High Tech.

Scality Management

Our management team has been part of decades of change in business and enterprise technology. With deep experience across hosting, messaging, virtualization, SaaS, cloud services, NAS, object storage, and flash storage, in additional to their functional areas, each member of the team has driven wave after wave of disruption and growth with companies like FusionIO, NetApp, EMC, Savvis, VMware, and UUNet.

Board of Directors

Our Board brings a wealth of insight from years of operational and investment decisions. We're also the beneficiaries of a truly international perspective in terms of business guidance.


Our investors have a broad range of experience. From early stage to exponential growth to IPO and beyond, each has invested in companies since the late 70's and 80's, with successes like 3PAR, Omnicom, Dropcam, and Envivio.

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures provides capital for seed through growth technology companies in the consumer and enterprise sectors. For decades, the firm’s market-driven research analysis has led to the identification of, and successful exits in innovative technology markets. Notable research areas of investment include Mobile (Siri, Uber, TeleNav), Enterprise Storage (3PAR, Spinnaker Networks, Coraid), Communications (Acme Packet, Cavium Networks), and Consumer (Fab, Tumblr, Carbonite, Roku). Founded in 1976, Menlo’s portfolio includes 70 public companies and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions. Throughout the firm’s history, Menlo’s deep network of portfolio entrepreneurs, angels and advisors are a key resource made available to all of our family of investments. Menlo Ventures has $4 billion under management and is currently investing Menlo Ventures XI, a $400 million fund with $20 million allocated to our Menlo Talent Fund for fast seed funding.

Iris Capital

Iris Capital is a pan-European venture capital fund manager specializing in digital economy. Since its inception in 1986, the Iris Capital team has invested more than €900 million in more than 200 companies. Iris Capital targets opportunities in service or technology companies, seeking growth capital in order to realize their strategy. It provides active support to its portfolio companies on the basis of its strong sector specialization and experience, and has offices in Paris, Düsseldorf, San Francisco, Montreal, Riyadh, Dubai, Beijing and Tokyo. In 2012 Iris Capital has entered into a strategic partnership with Orange and Publicis to manage their joint venture capital initiative.

Idinvest Partners

With €3 Billion under management, Idinvest Partners is a leading, pan-European private equity manager, focused on the low and middle market segments. The company has developed several complementary areas including investments in young innovative European companies, primary secondary and mezzanine investments in European non-listed companies, and private equity consulting. Formerly part of the Allianz Group, the firm was founded in 1997 and gained its independence in May 2010, with the backing of the IDI Group.

Omnes Capital

Omnes Capital (fka Crédit Agricole Private Equity) is a leading name in private equity. Its team of fifty professionals supports companies at all stages of their growth and expansion, from start-up right through to sale, in a long-term relationship of mutual trust and proximity.


FSN PME, the Digital Ambition Fund, is the investment fund dedicated to innovative SMEs in the Digital field, initiated by French State, through its Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir and managed by CDC Entreprises, subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and future part of bpifrance.

This fund co-invests in SMEs with high growth and innovation profile, developing new technologies, processes and services of the Digital Economy.

Galileo Partners

Galileo Partners focuses on funding innovative companies in the Internet, software, electronics, semi-conductors, telecommunications, medical and media sectors.

Since 1989, Galileo Partners has contributed to many major success stories which are viewed as models in their respective industry.

Galileo Partners provides financing and strategic advice to its portfolio companies at every stage of their development cycle, from seed or expansion capital to the IPO stage for the “block busters”. Galileo Partners also supports spin-offs from large companies and turnarounds. For each portfolio, Galileo is an active partner supporting management teams in the strategic decisions.

Industry Associations

We lead and participate in associations that promote innovation, standards, and vendor responsibility. Our focus is always on making technology better for the operators and end users.

Work with Scality

If you're inspired by our story and you're motivated to help build on a technology foundation that already touches hundreds of millions of people, check out the many job opportunities at Scality. We're growing and we'd love to have you on the team.