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Nouvola offers a disruptive performance testing and analytics solution to help applications scale in the cloud, tapping the $200B cloud services market

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2012
  • Employees 10
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Company Summary

Nouvola offers a cloud-based, scalable performance testing suite to help companies scale successfully in the cloud. We tackle one of the biggest and highest profile problems of cloud computing today, which is the ability for cloud apps and web apps to be successful at scale. We target mid-size enterprises with a disruptive yet turnkey solution inclusive of stress testing, user metrics, real-world scenarios, and in-depth performance analytics.


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    CEO and Co-founder

    Paola Moretto is a proven technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in leading organizations both at startups and established companies. She was part of two startups with two successful exits: TCSI and Mobilian. Prior to starting Nouvola, she was the Director of Software for the Data Center Group at Intel. Prior to that, she led the development of the first ever Intel WiMAX product and led the software effort for Intel Wi-Fi Cent

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    CTO and Co-founder

    Paola Rossaro, PhD, has more than 18 years experience in the high tech industry, providing technical and organizational leadership in several industries, from software and core technology to enterprise applications. With a PhD in distributed systems performance, and a post-doc at UC Berkeley in real time network performance, she has often led efforts in the distributed systems and network technology, with a patent pending on a messaging protocol

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    Technical Advisor and Lead Architect

    Simon is a two time startup veteran, first as Director of Mobile Platform at ViaFone, and later at GoodGuide, where he created and scaled the application and infrastructure for the prominent consumer product information website. He was with both companies from first funding to their acquisition.
    Previously, Simon helped pioneer deployment of the Java platform at Wind River Systems.
    Simon holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University.

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    Senior Developer

    Former CTO of SecondPorch, Brian comes with extensive software engineering and project management experience in high tech. Skilled cross platform software engineer and technology expert with an extensive background in systems and enterprise applications. 14+ years experience as an architect and engineer with broad experience in Internet applications, web services, object-oriented systems, API interfaces, and high-performance computing.

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    Tim Loudon
    Senior Developer

    Tim has nearly ten years of consulting and software development work running the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to top tier universities to up and coming small businesses. Ha has previously managed large-scale projects at a successful full-service Drupal firm and ran technology for a Boston-based startup.

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    Data Scientist

    Dario Truffelli has more than 20 years of experience in R&D and data analysis, at companies like ST Microelectronics, Lam Research and other SW companies. His core expertise lies on cluster analysis and data representation. He is a recognized expert in business intelligence and analytics, and brings an established proficiency in data analysis. He holds a MS in Physics (University of Genoa, Italy) and a MS in Statistics ( University of Milan)

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    Operations Manager

    Alessandro brings several years of IT and corporate operations experience to fruition at Nouvola. He was a Web Content expert at Symantec, and was was manager of sales and marketing of an IT company. He earned his masters degree in Political Science from University of Milan where he served also as a professor. He also serves on the board of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Sales Advisor

    Senior executive with over 25 years of successful experience in sales, sales management, executive management, sales and business development for web applications, e-commerce, SaaS solutions. Strategy development. Prior experience include: OrCAD, Cadence, Intersolv & CDI Corporation.

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    Shawn began programming when he was 10 year old, and since then has dedicated his professional life to web application development, front and back end. Shawn has worked in the area of databases, security and mobile applications.

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    Michael Irion

    Michael has over fifteen years experience performing software development on a wide variety of devices, platforms and languages, including heavily multi-threaded server environments down to microcontrollers. Currently specializing in web development, primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.

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    Expert marketing automation and marketing communication with a focus in digital marketing, marketing communication, brand awareness, executed digital marketing strategy at Galvanic and c.Core FreeRide.. Hana holds a degree in marketing from Oregon State University.


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Previous Investors

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    Bend Venture Conference
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