Ben Uretsky is the Co-Founder and CEO of DigitalOcean. He has a passion to simplify the complexities of infrastructure and building new open source cloud technology.Ben has over 15 years of experience in network engineering and has a strong background in the VoIP space having worked with emerging VoIP technology from Cisco Systems, Inc. He was one of the early adopters of the Nginx web server to enhance site performance under high loads.Back in 2001, he was one of the few network engineers that architected a web infrastructure to handle over 1Gbps of throughput. Today, that same infrastructure serves over 150 million page views per day and stores over a petabyte of data.
Under Uretsky’s leadership, DigitalOcean has grown from an early stage startup with a few customers to one of the fastest growing tech-startups, with more than 200,000 customers and multiple datacenter locations around the globe.Uretsky has been featured and quoted in the top tech publications for thought leadership perspective on scaling a tech-startup and graduating from the world-renowned TechStars tech accelerator and raising over $40MM.