SambaNova Systems Continues to Attract Top Industry Talent

Posted by SambaNova Systems on September 22, 2021

Matt Taylor, who previously led worldwide sales at Ampere, joins SambaNova to accelerate adoption and deployment of next-generation artificial intelligence for organizations across the globe.

PALO ALTO, Calif., September 22, 2021  SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced software, hardware and services to run AI applications, today announced the appointment of Matt Taylor as VP of Strategic Sales and Partnerships to expand cloud, hybrid and on-premise AI deployments and accelerate adoption of SambaNova’s extensible AI services platform, Dataflow-as-a-Service™.

Taylor brings to SambaNova more than a decade of experience at large technology enterprises and early-stage growth companies, where he worked with customers and partners to adopt the latest advancements in computing technology and expand their presence across global markets. At SambaNova, he will lead an existing strategic sales team to advance Dataflow-as-a-Service among the next wave of cloud providers — empowering enterprises and organizations across the world to deploy the most advanced AI solutions with simple, turnkey services.

Taylor joins SambaNova from Ampere, where he led worldwide sales and business development at the semiconductor startup, working alongside top cloud and enterprise customers. He previously served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Qualcomm, and held several sales positions at Intel, which included managing the company’s multi-faceted relationship with Amazon.

“I’m honored to join SambaNova’s leadership team. This is an unparalleled opportunity to revolutionize the marketplace and democratize AI technology — making next-generation AI more accessible than ever before, ” said Matt Taylor, VP of Strategic Sales and Partnerships at SambaNova. “With its innovative Dataflow-as-a-Service, SambaNova stands out by offering a full-stack solution that enables customers to deploy state-of-the-art AI with ease and achieve results otherwise unattainable.”

Taylor is the latest addition to SambaNova’s accomplished leadership team, which has attracted some of the best talent and expertise in the industry. In recent months, SambaNova has rapidly expanded its talent bench, with the addition of Prabhdeep Singh as VP of Software Development and Poonacha Kongetira as VP of Hardware earlier this month. In addition, CMO Amy Love and advisory board member Wade Shen both joined the company in July.

“I’m excited to welcome Matt to our world-class leadership team as a growing number of industry leaders and technical experts join our mission to unleash the power of AI — not just for the Fortune 5 or 10, but for the Fortune everyone,” said Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO of SambaNova. “Matt’s deep experience working with top cloud providers and enterprise leaders will further expand our customer relationships and enable organizations across the globe to unleash the power of AI.”

As AI becomes a business necessity in the global economy, customers need complete AI solutions that can run at scale in a financially viable way. With an integrated full-stack system, including best-in-class AI models, software and hardware, SambaNova provides the most expansive, accessible and impactful AI applications in the world.

SambaNova’s flagship Dataflow-as-a-Service™, an extensible AI services platform, enables organizations to jump-start AI initiatives overnight by augmenting existing capabilities and staffing with a simple subscription. The platform is powered by DataScale®, an integrated software and hardware platform delivering unrivaled performance, accuracy, scale and ease of use built on SambaNova’s Systems Reconfigurable Dataflow Architecture™.

SambaNova continues to garner accolades throughout the industry, including recognition by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in its “Cool Vendors in AI Semiconductors” report, and industry awards for Best AI Product in Next-Generation Infrastructure by CogX and VentureBeat’s Innovation in Edge Award for 2021. The company was named one of CRN’s 10 Hottest AI Chip Makers in 2021 and one of CRN’s 20 Coolest Tech Startups Of 2020. SambaNova was also Great Place to Work certified in 2021.

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.