Founders have uncommon drive and ambition. At Accel, we’re fortunate to back many impressive founders who are building marquee technology companies — so we understand that much of the entrepreneurial journey is about hanging onto inspiration to overcome adversity. We recently filmed some accomplished founders sharing their origin story and the purpose that fuels them on their journey. We hope this perspective is useful for people on a journey of their own.This is the origin story for Amr Awadallah. Amr is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Cloudera. Cloudera believes that data will make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. They do that by providing the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics. The company works with over 2,500 partners and has 1,400 employees around the world in 28 countries. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.