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Brian Vallelunga

CEO and Founder at Doppler

Brian Vallelunga has come a long way since his first job cleaning up dog poo for a puppy breeder. 

Now, as CEO of Doppler, he has attracted the likes of Google Ventures, Sequoia, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, and Peter Thiel to invest in his startup. The San Francisco-based company provides secrets management for software engineering teams.

Brian is well-known for his magnetic charisma, natural knack for storytelling, incredibly sharp and creative mind balanced with his helping and approachable demeanor— the perfect mix for the next generation’s inspiring business leader and entrepreneur.

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Brian Vallelunga

Founder & CEO at Doppler

Brian Vallelunga is the Founder and CEO of Doppler, which is the first secrets management platform for developers. Doppler empowers tens of thousands of engineering and devops teams to seamlessly orchestrate, govern, and manage their secrets across environments at scale. Brian has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, worked at improving overall Safety at Uber, and has won multiple state level science fairs.

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Brian Vallelunga

Founder & CEO at Doppler

Brian Vallelunga is the Founder and CEO of Doppler, which is the first secrets management platform for developers. Doppler empowers tens of thousands of engineering and devops teams to seamlessly orchestrate, govern, and manage their secrets across environments at scale. Brian has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, worked at improving overall Safety at Uber, and has won multiple state level science fairs.

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Doppler

What it does:  Provides a simple way to sync, manage, orchestrate, and rotate secrets across any environment.

When it was founded: 2018

Last post-money valuation: $170 million, according to the company

Total raised: $29 million, according to PitchBook

CEO: Brian Vallelunga”

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“Wanting to find a solution, Vallelunga quit his day job in 2018 and began working on Doppler, a secrets-management platform that allows apps to remain secure across projects and environments. To date, the company has attracted investments from Google Ventures, Sequoia, and Peter Thiel, among others. Five years after Doppler’s launch, Vallelunga says that secrets management is still a pressing issue.”

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“Modern software development continues to increase in pace. Developers optimize for speed, but more of them are not willing to trade off security as a result. The need to share confidential information and manage access between different parts of a project while iterating fast is paramount. Brian Vallelunga faced this problem first hand as a software engineer himself and created Doppler as a solution.”

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“Brian Vallelunga has struggled first-hand with secrets management. He and his team have built Doppler to address the problem. Doppler is the first ‘Universal Secrets Manager’ built specifically for developer teams of all sizes. The San Francisco-based startup has raised $2.3M in a seed round from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Abstract Ventures and Soma Capital, with participation from prominent tech investors and executives such as Aaron Levie, Peter Thiel, Nat Friedman, Dylan Field, Kevin Hartz, Greg Brockman, Jeremy Stoppelman and Ben Porterfield, and more.”

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“As software engineering endeavors become more complex and collaborative, the need to manage secrets, or sensitive application keys and credentials, becomes paramount. Before, developers would have to trade speed for security to ensure secrets would not be leaked or be spread out everywhere without proper tracking. Now, Doppler makes it easy to manage secrets over their lifetime as the first SecretOps Platform. “

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Timeline

Nov 2018 – Present

Doppler

Founder & CEO

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Nov 2018 – Present

Jun 2020 – Present

Soma Capital

Technical Advisor

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Jun 2020 – Present

Jun 2017 - Oct 2018

Uber

Lead Software Engineer

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Jun 2017 - Oct 2018

Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

Miza

CEO & Founder

Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015

Burl Apps

Founder & CEO

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015

May 2014 - Feb 2015

Juicy

Founder

May 2014 - Feb 2015

Jun 2012 - Sep 2014

Laborate

Founder & CTO

Jun 2012 - Sep 2014

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Adagegraphics

Web Developer

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

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