Okera, formerly known as Cerebro Data, is the first software provider to enable the management of data access and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogeneous data environments.

Okera enables the management of data access and governance at scale for today's modern cloud data lakes.

Okera was founded in 2016 by Nong Li, & Amandeep Khurana. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Okera solves one of the most challenging data management problems facing the enterprise today as organizations strive to be more data-driven and agile while supporting evolving data privacy and regulatory requirements.

Okera's Active Data Access Platform (ODAP) enables scalable fine-grained data protection and visibility on data lakes for both structured and unstructured data. This allows agility and governance to co-exist and gives data consumers, owners and stewards the confidence to unlock the power of their data for innovation and growth.

Okera's unique, enterprise-wide platform facilitates the provisioning, accessing, governing and auditing of data in today’s multi-cloud, multi-data-format, and multi-tool world.

Okera ensures data platform teams maintain data protection at scale while data scientists and analysts achieve faster time to access, eliminating the trade-off between agility and governance.


Okera is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, ClearSky Security, Capital One Growth Ventures and others. The company raised $15M in a Series B round on Apr 07, 2020. This brings Okera's total funding to $29.6M to date.


Okera was recognized by O’Reilly and Cloudera among the most innovative data-driven startups at 2019 Strata Data Conference San Francisco. Okera Named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon. The company also won the Strata Data Award for Most Disruptive Startup in 2019. The company was aslo named Datanami’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Big Data Startup and Editors’ Choice Award for Top Big Data Achievement.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $29.6M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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