Join the revolution as we disrupt the data industry

Our mission is to free our customers from the tyranny of data lock-in

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day


Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. 

Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 200 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.

Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work

Podcast: Listen to CEO Justin Borgman explain how to develop an efficient team in today’s climate

Our founders are the creators of Trino (and previously Presto at Facebook). 10 years ago, they created Trino as the analytic database to stand the test of time. Funny enough, they never had any intentions to start a company around it. 5 years ago, we started Starburst with a similarly audacious goal: To build an iconic company that would stand the test of time. 

We have grown a lot since we were first founded in 2017 but some things haven’t changed at all: At Starburst, we are a team of top performers and are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission – with tons of creativity, flexibility, and resilience. It’s hard. But none of us signed up for easy.

We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.

While each one of us is different, we all rally around the same values.



We put our customers and our colleagues before ourselves. We check our egos at the door and are not afraid to be wrong or to learn in public. Our goal is to reach the right answer, not our own answer.


We are honest with each other and with ourselves. We respect and admire each other for the diverse perspectives we each bring to the table and welcome open debate. We always keep it real and say the last 10%.


Startups are not for the faint of heart. We’re in it for the long haul – we persevere and figure it out together through the tough times, the challenges, and the setbacks. We hold strong as one. We are made for this.


Inclusive Meritocracy

We push ourselves to master our craft and give our best to get things done. We recognize and reward based on strong performance and merit. We value picking the best ideas, no matter who raises them. It's about how we show up and what we deliver, not who we know or what our experiences were.


Doing Whatever It Takes

We attack the problem head on as one team. We don’t step aside, wait around for someone else to solve it or avoid the roadblock. We tackle our work with determination and dedication to the results. We focus on long-term success for Starburst vs. short term individual wins. We believe we all own our successes and failures. We don’t blame others for our failures, but instead find a way to enlist the help we need, and find solutions to get it done.

Customer Obsessed

We solve for our customer. It means doing the right things, even when it’s hard. We aspire to remove obstacles and bring easy solutions to our customers, putting the power back in their hands. We don't want to just make them happy, we want to help them succeed.

Working remotely, but more connected than ever.

We support a remote-first work culture in addition to having major hubs in Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, India, and Singapore.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Starburst

Our mission

We are committed to fostering an intentional, inclusive, and diverse culture that drives deep engagement, authentic belonging, and an exceptional All-Star experience. We believe that diversity of thought, perspective, background and experience will enable us to own what we do, drive our success and empower our All-Stars to show up for one another authentically in all moments that matter.

Our actions to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive Starburst

We’ll make progress on our mission through these steps:

  1. Analyze diversity metrics and measuring inclusion via feedback surveys
  2. Ensure every All-Star feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to every interaction
  3. Focus on hiring and retaining diverse talent by sourcing from different backgrounds
  4. Champion learning efforts to support a safe space for connection, community, and allyship

Global Representation of Gender

U.S. Overall Race & Ethnicity

*Data as of January 1, 2024 and published annually. Board representation: 20% diverse and 20% female.

ERGs at Starburst: Our All-Star Communities

Our All-Star Communities (ASCs) are committed to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace through creating an inclusive environment where each All-Star feels valued and empowered to be their authentic selves, grow personally and professionally, and build community. 

Diversity   •   Womxn   •   Pride   •   Military   •   Parents

When we say our people come first, we mean it.

We strive to provide our All-Stars and their families with a comprehensive and affordable global benefits program built for wellbeing, flexibility and support through all phases of life.

Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage



Life Insurance, Disability, and Income Protection

Employee Assistance Programs

Flexible Paid Time Off

Paid Parental Leaves

Remote Work Opportunities

Equity Ownership

Competitive Compensation

Check out some of our recent awards and accolades!


Recruiting Scam Awareness

Starburst Data has received reports of external phishing attempts involving its job positions. Any communication requests will come from a starburstdata.com email address. Our recruiting team will never contact you using a non-Starburst Data email address. You may also report these phishing attempts to your email provider directly.

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