Twitter chair and ex-Google CFO Patrick Pichette has today been appointed as an independent board member to leading graph data platform Neo4j.
Pichette is currently a partner at Inovia Capital and is also currently chair of commerce platform Lightspeed. His 30 years of financial and operating expertise includes roles at Google, Sprint Canada and Bell Canada, with a focus on digital transformation and hyper-growth.
According to Pichette, “Neo4j’s graph technology offers a truly unique solution to solve some of the world's most complex challenges, with a clear focus on promoting transparency and positive social change.”
As chair he will contribute to the company’s evolution, leveraging his passion for positive impact technologies.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Neo4j’s seasoned executive team as they chart the next chapter of the company's global expansion, market leadership, and innovation journey,” says Pichette.
Inovia Capital led the company’s recent Series F extension to US$390 million, which represents the largest investment into a private data base company, the business says. Alanda Capital Management and existing investor One Peak, also joined the round.
According to Neo4j CEO and co-founder Emil Eifrem, “Patrick’s experience at Twitter and Google, both companies built on the transformative power of graphs, are invaluable to Neo4j at this stage of our journey. We welcome Inovia and Alanda as investment partners and thank One Peak for their continued support.”
Eifrem described the appointment as a major milestone for Neo4j in its journey “to becoming a generational data infrastructure company.”
Neo4j’s technology was behind the investigation into tax evasion and money laundering in the latest Pandora Papers, unravelling elite offshore wealth.
Its 950 enterprise customers include Adobe, AstraZeneca, eBay, Levi Strauss, UBS and Volvo Cars.