Downtown San José was showing its best side on Dec. 11. As night fell, the lights from Christmas in the Park blinked on, and more than a hundred tech workers, real estate professionals, elected officials, philanthropists and City employees gathered on the eighth floor of Riverpark Tower II, to celebrate the opening of Cohesity’s new HQ in San José.

With 300 employees and an aggressive growth trajectory, Cohesity had outgrown its Santa Clara facilities, and leased two full floors of the newly built 300 Park Avenue tower. In welcoming the crowd to the opening ceremony, CEO and founder Mohit Aron noted that Cohesity had recently doubled its workforce, and had grown its revenues by 600% last year.

From left: City Councilmenbers Johnny Khamis and Raul Peralez; Cohesity CEO Mohit Aron; Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Representing Downtown San José, Mayor Sam Liccardo and District 3 City Councilmember Raul Peralez participated in the ribbon-cutting, and emphasized how significant it is to have thriving, exciting companies like Cohesity choose to grow in the heart of Silicon Valley’s urban center. District 10 City Councilmember Johnny Khamis also attended, as chair of the City Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee.

During the ceremony, Cohesity announced the company had made a generous donation in the Mayor’s name to the work2future Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping underserved area youth with the skills, connections and access to services they need to find productive jobs and careers.

Cohesity was founded in 2013 by Mohit Aron, co-founder of San José’s most recent “unicorn” company, Nutanix. Cohesity helps make storage back-ups less expensive, easier to manage, and more functional for high-volume data analysis projects. Cohesity has established partnerships working with other important businesses, including HPE and Cisco, both of which are also strategic investors in the company. For more information, visit and follow @cohesity on Twitter.