Apple co-founder Wozniak joins VC-backed Primary Data

Salt Lake City-based data virtualization firm Primary Data has named Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as chief scientist. In his new role, Wozniak will advise Primary Data on technology vision and architecture.

Last February, Primary Data received $60 million in Series B funding. The investors included Mercato Partners, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Pelion Venture Partners.

On his new position at Primary Data, Wozniak said in a statement, “Primary Data uses data virtualization to dynamically place data anywhere as applications demand. I’m excited to share our data virtualization platform with the world.”

Recently, Wozniak worked as chief scientist at flash memory creator Fusion-io. Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Jobs. There he engineered the Apple I personal computer as well as the Apple II personal computer.

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