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Fastor systems, Inc.

Fastor is enabling the fastest, most stable and highest capacity SSDs in the world with a unique networked "post-controller" architecture.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Computers and Peripherals
  • Location Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 16
  • Website

Company Summary

Fastor is the first company to apply networking concepts to the SSD architecture. We have decoupled the control plane from the data plane and incorporated non-blocking data traffic management in a very high performance, deterministic, and highly scalable SSD that eliminates the bottlenecks inherent in all existing SSDs. Our SSD can also be shared by up to 80 servers in a rack, dramatically reducing the attach rate and implementation cost.


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    Daniel Mahoney

    Dan is a 28 year semiconductor industry veteran. Over the last 20 years he has led Hitachi Semiconductor's memory business unit in North America, was their VP of Sales, and from 2001 through 2011 he was the CEO of Hitachi Semicondcutor America and then Renesas Electronics America. He led the merger of Hitachi and Mitsubishi, and then the merger with NEC. In the process he led the company to the number 2 position in the U.S. MCU market.

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    Ajoy Aswadhati
    Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering

    Ajoy is a 23 year electronics industry veteran with extensive experience in chip design tools and ASIC design for server, graphics and networking applications. He was employee number 9 at Force10 Networks and rose to become their VP of Engineering. He led the development of the first 10G deep packet inspection system and the first 10G Ethernet switch-router and deployed it to some of the world's leading data centers. He founded Fastor in 2011.

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    Mark Schroeder
    Founder and CFO

    Mark brings 12 years of operations and business development experience with Silicon Valley hardware and software start-up companies. As Director of Business Development at CymMetrick, Mark opened their first U.S. office and drove the doubling of sales to $100M within 4 years. He joined Ajoy Aswadhati in founding Fastor Systems in 2011.


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    Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati
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    Global Upside

Previous Investors

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    David Sun, co-Founder and co-Owner of Kingston Technology
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    Rockpoint Capital (Wilf Corrigan)
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    Informal Angel and Friends and Family Networks