Splunk’s CTO Departs for Venture Capital Firm

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Tim Tully

Menlo Ventures' newest Partner, Tim Tully. Image courtesy of Menlo Ventures

Splunk’s Chief Technology Officer, Tim Tully, will leave the tech company to join venture capital firm Menlo Ventures next month, according to a press release.

As a Partner at Menlo Ventures, Tully will focus on next-gen cloud infrastructure, specifically AI/ML platforms, devops, and the new data stack. He will also use his industry expertise to advise on early-growth investments considered by the firm's Inflection Fund.

In a statement provided to CRN, Splunk thanked Tully for his contributions to the company and added, “We’re confident that our deep bench of talented leaders will ensure Splunk continues to deliver the best-in-class products to our many customers around the world.”

Tully initially joined Splunk as CTO in 2017 and in 2018 tacked SVP onto his title. He has been responsible for Splunk’s Product and Technology organization and led product innovation and the company’s long-term roadmap. Before Splunk, Tully held various senior tech and engineering roles at Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and several startup companies.

“It’s a big day for our firm, and we’re thrilled to welcome Tim Tully to the Menlo Ventures team. Cloud technologies are transforming IT at an unprecedented pace but it’s rare to encounter someone as genuinely curious and technically deep on the topic as Tim,” Menlo Ventures Partner Matt Murphy said. “He is a valuable domain add to the firm. As a strong operator, architect, and leader of thousands of engineers and projects across both Splunk and Yahoo, Tim’s technical background will resonate with early-stage founders that want an investor who understands their business deeply.”


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