Instart Logic

Instart Logic – Why Work For Us?

​​Instart Logic Web Application Streaming Network​​

​Instart Logic has invented the first and only web performance solution with client-side intelligence, which streams web applications to users and completely replaces Content and Application Delivery Networks.​​​​

We had so much fun making this video (above) we had to share the blooper reel with you too! :) 

If you're wondering what we do, here's a quick overview of Software-defined Application Delivery:

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​​Help Us Transform the Internet​​

We are actively seeking team members for the roles listed here. And we are always on the lookout for amazing talent. If you do not see a position here that interests you, just contact us and tell us how you can make a difference.​​​

​​​​Diversity Drives Breakthrough​​

Our team combines deep expertise in the domain of the problem we are solving, with incredibly smart talent in areas that have nothing to do with it. In doing this, we were able to identify deep flaws in the structures of traditional solutions, leading us to reimagine a brand new approach to problems that everyone strives to solve, but can’t using current thinking.

Out of this composite of talents came an industry-shifting breakthrough, and a new team dynamic. We are united in our determination to break the long-standing barrier to web application performance and pioneer a new era in how users experience the Internet.

​​What You Will Find at Instart Logic​​

  • ​​A team of engineers with remarkable smarts and absence of big egos.
  • Amazingly complex engineering problems that no other company is working on.
  • Terrific business people determined to grow our customers’ businesses, and tie our company’s success to theirs.
  • Great customers that expect bleeding edge innovation and support.
  • A company culture rooted in commitment, sportsmanship and transparency.
  • A fun, challenging environment enriched by gifted people and fascinating technology.​​​​

Instart Logic is built by a team of experts with diverse experience across big data analytics, large-scale web application infrastructure, virtualization and networking.​​

Manav Mital: CEO and Founder

Manav is a co-founder of Instart Logic and has been CEO since its inception in late 2010. Previously, he was Engineering Manager at Aster Data, where he led the design of major components of their flagship product, including the core database engine and all query processing. Aster Data, a pioneer in the Big Data market, was acquired by Teradata Corp for $263M. Before Aster, Manav worked in Yahoo's Web Search team, where he helped design and build systems to improve search rankings by better webpage classification. Manav has a MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.​​


Raghu Venkat: CPO and Founder

​​Raghu is a co-founder of Instart Logic and is responsible for support, site reliability, and operations. Previously, Raghu was in Google's Adwords search advertisement infrastructure group, generating over $20B in revenue annually. Prior to Google, he was a senior engineer at Aster Data, leading the design and implementation of core infrastructure features, including distributed data transfer service, high availability, map-reduce implementation engine, etc. He started his career as a networking engineer at Motorola. Raghu has a MS in Computer Science from Stanford and a BS in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Information and Technology.

Hariharan Kolam: CTO and Founder

Hariharan is a co-founder and CTO of Instart Logic and is responsible for focusing on long term innovation and competitiveness. Previously, Hariharan was a senior engineer at Aster Data and worked on all features across the entire development stack, ranging from the kernel to the BI application layer (distributed workload management, backup and data re-partitioning services). Prior to Aster, he was part of the Solaris Cluster group at Sun, where he contributed critical modules of software responsible for high availability on Solaris zones. Hariharan has a MS in Computer Science from Stony Brook and a BS in Computer Science from NIT Nagpur, India.​​

undefined Rafael Torres: CFO

As CFO, Rafael is responsible for leading the company towards its short term and long term strategic financial objectives. Rafael plays a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO and leadership team, with an emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital management and enhancing shareholder value. He currently serves on the board of directors for Ubiquiti Networks.  Previously, he was the CFO at OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company.  Rafael has also held senior leadership roles at Capella Photonics, Power Integrations and PLX Technology Inc. Rafael holds a BS in Accounting from Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Shane Lowry: VP of Engineering

Shane is responsible for product development at Instart Logic. Previously, he was Director of R & D at VMware, where he spent 7 years overseeing a global team of engineers building the Lab Manager and vCloud Director solutions. Shane came to VMware through its acquisition of Akimbi Systems, where he was the Director of Engineering. Prior to Akimbi, Shane served 3 years as Director of Application & Web Development at Affinity Internet, where he was responsible for developing powerful hosting and e-commerce applications. Shane has a MA in Philosophy from the National University of Ireland, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Internet Systems Development from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Peter Blum: VP of Product Management

Peter is responsible for product management & product marketing at Instart Logic. Previously, Peter was at Citrix, where he was Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the XenClient product. Earlier, at XenSource, he held a variety of product management and technical sales roles focusing on the XenServer virtualization platform. XenSource was acquired by Citrix for $500M. Prior to XenSource, he held a variety of pre-sales, web development and IT admin roles, including 5 years at Marimba working with enterprise change management systems. Peter has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from UCSD.

Josh Leslie: VP of WW Field Operations

Josh is responsible for sales & business development at Instart Logic. Previously, Josh was at storage startup Coraid on their management team that raised $85M of venture capital funding and increased revenue by 15x. Prior to Coraid, he spent 6 years at VMware with leadership roles in both sales & business development, scaling from $100M to $1B in sales. He also ran business development for the Desktop Business Unit with a key role driving adoption of VMware's desktop strategy, growing revenue over $150M. He began his career in technology investment banking. Josh has a MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from UC Berkeley.​​

undefinedDavid W. Hsieh: VP of Marketing

David is responsible for all marketing functions at Instart Logic. He has 25 years of tech industry marketing experience, most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Ubiquiti Networks, a high-growth, publicly-traded leader in wireless networking systems. Prior to Ubiquiti, David served as Vice President of Marketing for video and emerging technologies at Cisco. In that role he was responsible for marketing Cisco's video portfolio to enterprises, service providers and growing emerging technology businesses across multiple market segments, including Cisco TelePresence. Prior to Cisco, he was the senior marketing officer for three publicly-traded companies — Evolve Software, LBMS, Inc. and WebEx — and a senior executive at Sybase, FaceTime Communications and Marrakech. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Northwestern University.

undefinedShailesh Shukla: VP of Products and Strategy

Shailesh has a wealth of business and technology leadership experience in software, networking and mobility. Most recently he was the VP/GM of the Mobility Software and Applications Business Unit at Cisco, where he set up this new entrepreneurial business focused on monetizing and optimizing mobility and wireline networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Shukla was part of the management team at two Silicon Valley networking companies: Juniper Networks for three years and Redback Networks for seven years, in a variety of roles including Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Corporate Development. His broad range of experience includes previous stints at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver-Wyman) as a Principal, and Booz-Allen and Hamilton as an Associate. Shukla holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from BITS Pilani, India, a MS in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas, and an MBA (SM) from MIT Sloan School of Management.

undefined Samrah Khan: Head of Business Development

Samrah is responsible for all Business Development and Partnership functions at Instart Logic. Prior to Instart, Samrah was with MuleSoft, where she was responsible for Strategic Global Partnerships that focused on driving channel revenue via sales and services. Earlier at MuleSoft, she also focused on alliances for go to market of joint MuleSoft cloud solutions with ISV’s. Before MuleSoft, she spent 7 years at TeleNav that went public in 2010. At TeleNav she held variety of client facing roles ranging from technical sales to business development that focused on large Telcos and OEMs in the mobile space. Samrah has a BS in Computer Science from Santa Clara University.​​​​

undefined Justin Fitzhugh: VP of Technical Operations

Justin is responsible for expanding the company’s world-class software-defined application delivery infrastructure and ensuring impeccable reliability and scale. He brings over 17 years of experience to Instart Logic, most recently as CIO and Vice President of Technical Operations at Jive. Prior to Jive, Justin ran Engineering Operations at Mozilla for over 5 years where his team scaled the infrastructure from 2 racks to 7 global data centers serving over 25% of the internet and 500 million users. In addition Justin bootstrapped the business intelligence group while also managing the web development, support,   infrastructure security, operations and architecture groups, growing the team to over 90. Previously he has worked at Cisco, Macromedia, Currenex and holds a degree in CS from University of the Pacific.

Vacation Policy

Our policy is....we have no policy! With respect to Paid Time Off, we believe in taking a lenient approach with our employees; as long as you and your manager are on the same page with what needs to be done, we let you work that out amongst yourselves.

Flexible Working Hours

Have a doctor’s appointment? Need to work from home one day or come in a little later? Our management team understands! We believe that a productive employee is one that has great work-life balance.

Catered Lunches

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, enjoy cuisines from different cultures, from sandwiches to Middle Eastern food and everything in between. Suggestions are always welcome!

Fully Stocked Kitchen

Need a fix to get started in the morning, or just to get over your mid day hump? Whip yourself up a latte on our Breville Espresso machine, or make a freshly roasted cup of coffee on our Keurig. Our fully stocked kitchen includes everything to meet your caffeine needs, including coffee pods, tea bags, and espresso beans.

We also carry a wide assortment of snacks at all times, including peanuts, pretzels, oatmeal, fruit, and cookies.

We’re not all Work, and no Play!

Enjoy happy hour every Friday afternoon with your colleagues to kick off your weekend or kick back and enjoy events like Trivia Night and our Company Holiday Party.


Eager to start saving for retirement? No need to wait! You are eligible to sign up as soon as you are onboarded and start contributions for the next paycheck. Instart Logic will do up to 4% matching.

Benefits (for California Residents only)

Instart Logic pays 100% of the monthly premium for all the healthcare programs we offer our full time employees, and 80% of the premium for employee dependents. Insurance coverage begins the first day of the month following your start date. There are four medical plans to choose from depending on your individual and family needs; these are offered through Anthem BlueCross and Kaiser Permanente. Dental coverage is through Guardian Dental and includes a comprehensive preventative care plan, including that of dependents under 26. Vision coverage is through VSP Vision and fully covers annual exam and lenses. Discounts on frames and elective contact lenses are also offered.

Life Insurance

We understand the worry that comes when you have a family and how they would be taken care of if something were to happen to you. At Instart, we offer a core Life/AD&D plan as well as a voluntary life/AD&D plan. Details listed in the Instart Logic Benefit Guide.

We take care of our Employees

Short Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to employees, and will replace a portion of your income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury for more than 7 days. The benefit will be paid to you for a maximum of 12 weeks. Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to employees and their dependents: resources address areas of education, dependent care, legal/financial, lifestyle/fitness, and career development. Flexible Spending Account offers a convenient way to pay for out of pocket medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses pre-tax.

Instart Logic Benefits Summary (3).pdf


Generous stock options as granted by the board and following terms of employment as listed in offer letter.

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    I have been working at Instart Logic (Less than a year)



    - Very knowledgeable and highly qualified coworkers, who will give you good mentoring. - A nice, laid back work atmosphere.


    Nothing really about the company, but the bay area is extremely expensive to live in. Then again, the generous salary helps with that. Just be prepared to bring enough funds for the initial 2-4 weeks.

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Instart Logic Interviews

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    Product Manager Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Instart Logic (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2015.


    The Talent Acquisition team from Instart Logic contacted me . I had a small interview with the HR person to check my interest followed by a short phone interview with the hiring manager . The phone interview was more casual and short . It was followed by an in person interview with three people . Again the interview was more inclined towards my current role . I am yet to be notified if i have made it to the next round but even if i don't make it, i would like to rate the entire process very high in terms of simplicity and transparency . Also, i really found the people who interviewed me as really smart and cool people.

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    • Being the first round of interview, it was more casual than any detail oriented interview . Got interviewed by three people from Product Team, i found all three of them very smart and nice people . Hopefully i get to the next level.   Answer Question

Instart Logic Awards & Accolades

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AlwaysOn Global 250 , AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Companies, 2013
Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing Cool Vendors in Web Computing , Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2014
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Medium Sized Companies to Work For , Glassdoor, 2015
Employees’ Choice - Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For , GlassDoor, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Instart Logic accelerates cloud application delivery for the world’s most performance-obsessed organizations. Its patented software-defined application delivery (SDAD) technology solves performance challenges inherent in wireless connections and obsoletes content delivery networks (CDNs). Using Instart Logic, organizations can provide ultra-fast, visually immersive experiences ... More

Mission: Instart Logic was created with a single mission: bringing an intelligent, fast and scalable solution to the challenges of application delivery to companies whose business depends on cloud application performance. We’ve built a company rich in software expertise and computer science knowledge and designed an entirely new architectural approach that relies on intelligent software to solve the most difficult challenges.

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    Instart Logic is hiring! We offer a fun, challenging environment enriched by gifted people and fascinating technology. We have great customers that expect bleeding edge innovation and support, a team of engineers working at amazingly complex engineering problems no other company is working on, terrific business people determined to grow our customers' businesses, and tie our company's success to theirs.