The AI of the 1%,

Built for the 99%

We’re on a mission to bring the capabilities of the world’s leading AI companies to every business. That’s an ambitious goal, but almost as ambitious is how we plan to get there.

Our Founders

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Adam Oliner, PhD

Founder & CEO
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Adam led production ML teams at Slack and Splunk, co-founded a successful data analytics company, and studied at MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley.

Adam Oliner, PhD

Founder & CEO
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Adam lives in San Francisco with his wife and two little boys. He enjoys hiking, reading fiction, math and word play, fine dining, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Maria Kazandjieva, PhD

Co-Founder
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Maria was Director of Engineering at Netflix, where her team earned two Emmy awards for technical achievement. She holds CS degrees from Stanford University and Mount Holyoke College.

Maria Kazandjieva, PhD

Co-Founder
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Maria lives in the Bay Area. You can find her kickboxing & trail running, baking & eating carbs, or relaxing with a non-fiction book and her two feline supurrvisors.

Eric Schkufza, PhD

Co-Founder
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Eric was a Principal Scientist at Amazon, working on global-scale machine learning systems, and a Senior Researcher with the VMware Research Group. He earned a Computer Science PhD from Stanford University.

Eric Schkufza, PhD

Co-Founder
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Eric lives in Oakland CA. He enjoys long motorcycle trips, and rock climbing, especially in the Joshua Tree desert.
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Mick Hakobyan

Co-Founder
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Mick is a seasoned software engineer with a wide range of experience across a variety of software stacks. He has over two decades of experience with distinguished tenures at Netflix and Microsoft.

Mick Hakobyan

Co-Founder
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Mick lives in the Bay Area with his wife and daughter. He enjoys biking, hiking, gaming, reading sci-fi & fantasy, building random devices and traveling with family.
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Irina Calciu, PhD

Co-Founder
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Irina is a distributed systems researcher. She worked with the VMware Research Group on new techniques for parallelism and cloud resource efficiency, and published papers in top academic conferences. She holds a CS PhD from Brown.

Irina Calciu, PhD

Co-Founder
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Irina is a globe-trotter from Romania, currently based in the SF Bay Area. She loves traveling, reading, hiking and training her cat.

Brian Calvert, PhD

Co-Founder
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Brian was a Data Scientist and the technical lead for the ML Platform team at Cruise. He focused on PB-scale data pipelines, large-scale model training, and robust AV safety validation. He holds a Particle Physics PhD from the University of Maryland.

Brian Calvert, PhD

Co-Founder
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The son of two bohemian artists, Brian has lived across the continental US, currently residing in San Francisco, CA. He appreciates good art, good food, and good fitness and moonlights as a breakdancer and professional poetry writer.
2021
Year founded
21
Team members
41
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Our mission

Make the AI of the 1% accessible to the 99%.

Our vision

Access to AI is not equal, due to a lack of the data, infrastructure, and expertise required to practice it in production.

Graft removes these barriers, making modern AI accessible to every person in every organization. No need to hire a special team or bottleneck on them to get anything done.

Our values

We are building a diverse team with a variety of skills and backgrounds. We’re focusing on customer success, not vanity metrics. We’re rewarding behaviors that reflect our values, like collaboration and communication, and encouraging a bias for action and a sense of ownership. We do all this because Graft is building the future of AI, and this is how the future should look.

Diversity and Inclusion
Collaboration & Communication
Bias for Action
Customer Focus
Trust

Backed by the best

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Unify Knowledge

Centralized knowledge for easy access and discovery.

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Quick Setup

No machine learning expertise or infrastructure setup required.

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Tailor to Your Needs

We partner closely with your team to ensure your success.

Amplify Your Productivity with Graft's Intelligence Layer

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Immediate productivity gains
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Save 2-3 hours/week/employee
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Reduce costs