Mark Gritter is co-founder of a VC-funded startup named Tintri, based in Mountain View, CA. Tintri has launched the first two generations of its product, a flash-based storage appliance specialized for virtual machine environments, and is continuing to expand and grow. His previous startup was Kealia, which was self-funded by David Cheriton and Andy Bechtolsheim. Mark was with the company from day one in January 2001 through its acquisition by Sun Microsystems in April 2004. Mark's interests include large-scale software design, Internet architecture, startups, games, and poker.