SambaNova Appoints New Board Members to Drive Growth

Posted by SambaNova Systems on December 15, 2020

Industry Veterans Amy Chang and Anthony Lin Bring Extensive Leadership and Technology Acumen

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 — SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to develop and deploy next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and data-intensive applications from the data center to the cloud and the edge, today announced the appointment of Amy Chang and Anthony Lin to the company’s Board of Directors. Both appointees bring extensive experience guiding large corporations through sustained periods of growth, and will provide key leadership as SambaNova gains traction in the marketplace with its industry-redefining technology.

Amy Chang joins SambaNova with an impressive resume of board leadership. She currently serves on the board of directors of Procter & Gamble, following distinguished appointments on the boards of Cisco, Informatica and Splunk. Previously, Chang was co-founder and CEO of Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform acquired by Cisco in 2018. Following the acquisition, Chang served as executive vice president and general manager of a 6,000-person team within Cisco, leading the company’s video conferencing, cloud calling, contact center, video device and phones businesses.

Anthony Lin is vice president of Intel Corporation and acting head of Intel Capital, where he leads equity investing and mergers and acquisitions. He joined Intel in 2008 following corporate finance, M&A and private equity positions at Banc of America Securities, ASAT, Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. In his role as head of Intel Capital, he oversees equity investments in innovative technology startups and companies across the globe. Intel Capital is one of the world’s largest, longest-serving and most-successful corporate venture organizations and a lead investor in SambaNova.

“As the industry experiences one of the biggest transitions in computing history since the internet, the impressive leadership, deep technical acumen and broad management experience that Amy and Anthony bring to our board will ensure that SambaNova is well positioned for success,” said Rodrigo Liang, CEO of SambaNova. “I am confident their strategic counsel will be invaluable to our company as we move into a significant growth phase, and empower enterprises to bring new services and products to market faster through SambaNova’s technology.”

The new board appointments coincide with the recent launch of SambaNova’s DataScale®, a completely integrated software and hardware platform delivering unrivaled performance, accuracy, scale, and ease of use. The technology, which has achieved world record-breaking performance metrics at multi-rack scale, has already been adopted by customers across a broad range of industries and use cases.

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About SambaNova Systems

Customers turn to SambaNova to quickly deploy state-of-the-art generative AI capabilities within the enterprise. Our purpose-built enterprise-scale AI platform is the technology backbone for the next generation of AI computing.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova Systems was founded in 2017 by industry luminaries, and hardware and software design experts from Sun/Oracle and Stanford University. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Temasek, GIC, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Celesta, and several others. Visit us at or contact us at Follow SambaNova Systems on Linkedin.