Our Story

When we founded the company in 2022, rather than have a crazy idea, and then try and convince people they have the problem, we went on a listening tour.

People told us that they couldn't perform critical tasks or determine what to work on now, next, or never, because they didn't have the visibility they needed. 

Solving this dilemma has become the north star for the company. 

We pulled together a team of computer scientists and software engineers from across the USA and Europe to develop an open source project called Chalk, and a cloud native platform.

Crash Override is platform that understands how you build and operate cloud-native applications. It is the first platform to expose hidden data across the software development lifecycle, connecting the dots between people, code, builds and production.

In the short time it has been available it has become a superpower for platform and security engineers.

We are proud of the company we are building, and we know you will love the software our team is creating.

John Viega, CEO and Mark Curphey, CMO

The Faces  
  • John Viega


  • Mark Curphey


  • Brandon Edwards


  • Rich Smith


  • Hugo Darby-Brown

    Software Engineer

  • Teophilos Petsios

    Software Engineer

  • Miro Shubernetskiy

    Software Engineer

  • Liming Luo

    Software Engineer

  • Matt Messier

    Software Engineer

  • James Moss

    Software Engineer

Our Investors

Bessemer Venture PartnersSyn Ventures

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