Canvas by Instructure - CEO
Josh Coates began his career in distributed systems search research at the University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft's Bay Area Research Center. Josh specialized in high performance and parallel disk and network I/O. In 1998, Josh graduated with a degree in Computer Science and began working at Inktomi Corporation developing network caching software.
In 1999, Josh founded Scale Eight, which developed scalable storage software technologies. Scale Eight’s customers included Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu. Scale Eight closed operations in early 2003 and sold its intellectual property to Intel Corporation. After relocating to Utah, Josh founded Berkeley Data Systems (Mozy.com) in 2005. Two years later in October 2007, EMC Corp acquired Mozy for $76 million.
In 2007, Josh took a volunteer position as an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University. Josh was an early investor in Instructure and joined the board in 2008. In 2010, Josh became CEO of Instructure.
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