|University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science||1992|
Andy Salo is an entrepreneur with a high tech background working for several successful tech companies in the bay area and Austin, TX.
In Silicon Valley, Mr. Salo joined Inktomi in 1999 as a sales engineer and became the Director or Product Management in 2000. Inktomi was well known for its search engine and network caching software and was purchased by Yahoo in 2002.
In 2002 at Decru Mr. Salo was hired to run product marketing and launch the DataFort storage security appliance to the market. Decru was acquired in 2004 by NetApp for $272M.
Mr. Salo moved to Austin in 2003 where he joined TippingPoint, which builds a best-of-breed hardware appliance called an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). In his first two years, TippingPoint went from six customers to over 2,500, and revenue went from $300K/quarter to $20M/quarter. TippingPoint was acquired by 3Com in 2005 for $430M.
In 2007 at SolarWinds Mr. Salo took a role running world-wide product marketing and technical marketing and hired a team of four. Mr. Salo created and launched the community site, Thwack.com, which became an integral part of the companyâ€™s Go-to-Market strategy. SolarWinds IPOed in 2009 and has a market cap of over $1B.
In 2009, Mr. Salo founded his own company called Yigdigs. Yigdigs is a For Sale By Owner website for helping home owners sell their home themselves without paying thousands of dollars in real estate commissions. Yigdigs provides educational videos, home pricing resources, and access to local real estate agents that will list a home in the MLS for a flat fee, rather than a commission.