About Gremlin

We’ve lived and breathed incidents, on-call, and Chaos Engineering for a decade. We’ve served as ‘Call Leaders’ at Amazon and Netflix, responsible for fixing global outages. We’ve employed Chaos Engineering to harden and prepare our services for internet scale. We’ve built this tooling before, and engineers loved it. We hope you’ll love it too!

Meet the founders.

Together, Kolton and Matt have solved some of the biggest challenges facing reliability teams at category-defining technology companies.

Kolton Andrus

Co-founder & CEO

Kolton is co-founder and CEO of Gremlin. Previously he was a Chaos Engineer at Netflix improving streaming reliability and operating the Edge services. He designed and built F.I.T., Netflix’s failure injection service. Prior he improved the performance and reliability of the Amazon Retail website. At both companies he has served as a ‘Call Leader’, managing the resolution of company-wide incidents. Kolton is passionate about building resilient systems, primarily as it lets him break things for fun and profit.

Matthew Fornaciari

Co-founder & CTO

Matt is co-founder and CTO of Gremlin Inc. He joined from Salesforce where he was a Senior Platform Engineer. Prior he improved the reliability and customer experience of the Amazon Retail website. He founded the ’Fatals‘ team to analyze and fix customer facing failures, reducing the number of Retail website errors by half in his first year. Matt loves building.

We know all about being paged at 2 am.

Our team has done this at internet scale before. We can help you succeed at any scale.

Backed by a world-class team.

Gremlin is funded by experienced, founder-focused firms with deep focus in infrastructure technologies.

Mike Volpi

Index Ventures

Index Ventures is a London and San Francisco-based international venture capital firm that helps the most ambitious entrepreneurs turn bold ideas into transformative global businesses. Index supports companies across all stages, from seed to venture to growth. Index-backed companies that are reshaping the world around us include Adyen, Deliveroo, Dropbox, Farfetch, King, Slack and Supercell.

Mike Dauber

Amplify Partners

Amplify Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that works side by side with first-time founders and serial entrepreneurs to transform their groundbreaking ideas into companies that win. Over thirty-five founding teams in infrastructure and data-driven technology have selected Amplify as their partner on the path to success. With expertise gained from decades of experience, the Amplify team provides critical help with engaging early customers, establishing product-market fit and attracting the right talent to build companies that win.