[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Trifacta, a provider of productivity platforms for data analysis, has raised $4.3 million in funding from Accel Partners’ Big Data Fund, along with additional investment from X/Seed Capital, Data Collective, and angel investors Dave Goldberg, Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman.

Trifacta was founded by computer scientists from Berkeley and Stanford. Trifacta CEO is Berkeley professor Joe Hellerstein. Trifacta’s Chief Experience Officer, Jeffrey Heer, is a Professor in Stanford’s Human-Computer Interaction research group. Sean Kandel, Trifacta’s CTO, is a former financial analyst who did his dissertaion work at Stanford studying analyst behavior and designing tools to improve productivity.

The company is preparing for the public release of its productivity solutions.