Mr. Damien Katz Co-founded Couchbase Inc. and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Katz serves as Executive Officer and Director at Relaxed, Inc. Mr. Katz is the creator of Apache CouchDB and co-founder of CouchOne, which merged with Membase to form Couchbase. He served as Executive Officer and Director of CouchOne Inc. He began his developer life working on Lotus Notes for Iris Associates, acquired by IBM. With a number of patents under his belt and broad acknowledgement of the superior sync capabilities of Notes, he set out to create a new kind of database better suited to the needs of web and cloud computing.