About Clockwork.io

Founded in 2018 by a team from Stanford University, Clockwork's technology enables time-sensitive applications in areas such as financial trading, high-tech, and online gaming. Being software-based, its solutions can run anywhere: in on-premises data centers, public clouds, or hybrid environments. Taking aim at the 'clockless architecture' prevalent in distributed systems and networks, Clockwork.io aims to redefine a large part of the way these technologies (which underlie the cloud) are currently practiced.


TickTock Networks founded based on research incubated at Stanford University.


TickTock Networks renames to Clockwork Systems.


Clockwork.io debuts publicly and announces $21M Series A funding by by NEA and leading angel investors.


Balaji Prabhakar

Balaji is the VMware Founders Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests are in computer networks, notably in data center networks and cloud computing platforms. Previously, Balaji was a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Urban Engines, which developed a new type of database to map objects in motion. The company was acquired by Google in 2016.

Mendel Rosenblum
Chief Scientist

Mendel is the Cheriton Family Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He has published research in the areas of disk storage management, computer simulation techniques, scalable operating system structure, virtualization computer security, and mobility. He was also a co-founder of VMware Inc. where he served as the Chief Scientist for the company’s first 10 years.

Deepak Merugu
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer

Deepak was previously a co-founder of Urban Engines which was acquired by Google. He received his PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai.

Yilong Geng
Co-Founder and CTO

Yilong received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where his research led to the Huygens clock synchronization system that serves as the foundation for Clockwork's technology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dan Zheng
VP of Partnerships and Operations

Dan was the General Manager, Product and Partnerships, for Urban Engines which was acquired by Google in 2016. He has also held roles at Stanford University and Google. Dan has a BSE in CS from Princeton University.


New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA)
Lead Series A investor, $21M

John Hennessy
Ex-President of Stanford, Chairman of the Board of Alphabet

Ram Shriram
Investor, Member: Stanford Board of Trustees and Board of Alphabet

Jerry Yang
AME Cloud Ventures, Co-Founder of Yahoo!

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