After departing from Mellanox, Eyal Waldman to join board of Israeli startup Pliops

Waldman’s joining the board signals that the company is ramping up the commercial release of its storage processor

Meir Orbach 19:4903.12.20

Eyal Waldman the founder and CEO of Mellanox Technologies, who recently announced he was stepping down from running the company, is joining the board of Israeli startup Pliops. This is his first role since he left the company he started and was sold to NVidia for $7 billion.


Pliops said that Waldman’s joining the board signals that the company is ramping up its resources as it moves into its next stage: commercial availability of its storage processor in the first quarter of 2021.


Eyal Waldman. Photo: Amit Shaal Eyal Waldman. Photo: Amit Shaal

“Pliops is tackling the most challenging issues that are vexing data center architects – namely, the colliding trends of explosive data growth stored on fast flash media, ultimately limited by constrained compute resources,” Waldman said.


“Eyal's vast experience and deep product and market understanding is a significant addition that will support our vision of building a global solution for enabling unprecedented scalability to data centers," said Uri Beitler, Pliops’ founder, and CEO.


Founded in 2017, the company has raised $45 million to date from leading global investors such as Softbank Ventures Asia, Intel Capital, Western Digital, NVIDIA, Xilinx, Viola Venture, and SOMV.