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Stardog Adds Dan Yates to its Board of Directors

Dec 6, 2018

Stardog, the leader in Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology, announced the addition of Dan Yates to its Board of Directors.

Yates brings 20 years of technology leadership to Stardog. He was the co-founder and CEO of Opower, an energy analytics company, which he lead to an IPO and ultimate acquisition by Oracle. Prior to Opower, Yates was the founder and CEO of Edusoft, an education assessment software company acquired by Houghton Mifflin in 2004. Yates’ accomplishments have been widely recognized. Fortune named him one of its “40 under 40,” Ernst & Young named him Entrepreneur of the Year, and he has been regularly recognized by the Washingtonian as one of the city’s “Tech Titans.” Yates currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Dandelion Energy, a home geothermal company.

“Dan is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his generation, and we are fortunate to be able to add him to our board,” said Michael Sachse, CEO of Stardog. “Dan has terrific experience solving hard technology problems, selling to big enterprises, and building great teams. I’m excited to be able to work with him again.”

“Managing data is perhaps the biggest problem enterprises face, and Stardog’s solution is compelling,” said Yates. “Stardog makes it possible for enterprises to query their data without moving or copying it. The company has great traction and is building a great team. I’m excited to pitch in.”

About Stardog

Stardog is the leading Enterprise Knowledge Graph Platform. Stardog’s proprietary software allows customers to query massive, disparate, heterogeneous data regardless of structure. Stardog’s customers include name brands companies in finance, healthcare, life sciences, energy, media, and government.

The company is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Stardog Union is a privately held, venture-backed company. For more information, please visit