bizwomen, January 30th, 2017
Ellen Rubin is currently the co-founder and CEO of ClearSky Data, where she helps companies solve two of the most persistent problems in the technology industry: data storage and hybrid cloud computing. Under her leadership, the company has secured $39 million in funding from top-tier Boston-based firms General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, with a strategic investment from Akamai, and has built relationships with early customers and partners, who are adopting the ClearSky service.
What does innovation mean to you: Innovation is creating a simple and elegant solution to a complex problem, so customers/users feel they can now do something they couldn’t do before. For me, true innovation means there has to be an “aha” moment for the end-user.
Career goal as a young child: I definitely didn’t have a career goal (let alone a goal to be a tech entrepreneur!) — but I did spend a lot of time on artistic and creative projects like drawing and writing.