Unicorns 36/229 – Tanium

Unicorns 36/229 – Tanium


Founders: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi
Key people: Orion Hindawi (CEO)
Number of employees: ~500

Tanium is a privately held endpoint security and systems management company based in Emeryville, California. Founded in 2007 by David Hindawi and Orion Hindawi, the company’s platform employs a novel technology that enables visibility and control across enterprise-wide network endpoints within 15 seconds.

The company has raised more than $300 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Franklin Templeton, Geodesic Partners, Institutional Venture Partners and TPG, valuing the company at $3.5 billion in September 2015. Tanium is Andreessen Horowitz’s largest single investment to date.


The company was founded in 2007 by father and son David Hindawi and Orion Hindawi, co-founders of IT management company BigFix (acquired by IBM in 2010). Orion was named CEO in February 2016, and David serves as Executive Chairman.

In 2016, Tanium was ranked #13 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list.