SambaNova Systems Appoints Jonathan Chang as New General Counsel

Tesla Veteran Hired as New Executive for Palo Alto-based Systems Startup

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to run artificial intelligence (AI) applications from the datacenter to the edge, today announced Jonathan Chang has joined the company as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Rodrigo Liang.

“We are incredibly excited to have Jonathan on our team as we continue to establish ourselves as a leader in the AI infrastructure market,” said Liang. “We value his experience and leadership in building exceptional organizations and look forward to growing the company with him.”

Jonathan brings over 20 years of experience in building high-growth technology companies to SambaNova Systems. He joins the emerging startup after nearly nine years at Tesla, where he served in various leadership roles and most recently as General Counsel, leading the company’s legal, policy and regulatory teams.

Jonathan earned his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his legal career at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley before going in-house to lead legal and business functions at Lithium Technologies and Tesla. Prior to entering the legal field, Jonathan developed his technical expertise as an engineer and entrepreneur.

About SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems is building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to run AI applications from the datacenter to the edge. Founded by industry luminaries, hardware and software design experts, world-class innovators from Sun/Oracle, and Stanford University, SambaNova Systems’ mission is to bring AI innovations that have been developed in advanced research to organizations around the world, helping to create AI for everyone, everywhere. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., the company’s investors include Walden International, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Intel Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Redline Capital, WRVI Capital, Samsung, Micron, and SK telecom. For more information please visit us at or contact us at


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