13. Confluent $250.0M
Round: Series E
Description: Mountain View-based Confluent offers a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. Founded by Jay Kreps, Jun Rao, and Neha Narkhede in 2014, has now raised a total of $455.9M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, Data Collective DCVC, Benchmark, and Franklin Templeton Investments.
Investors in the round: Altimeter Capital, Coatue Management, Franklin Templeton Investments, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital
Funding month: April
Industry: Big Data, Cloud Data Services, Enterprise Software, Open Source, Software
Founders: Jay Kreps, Jun Rao, Neha Narkhede
Founding year: 2014
Location: Mountain View
Total reported equity funding: $455.9M
The TechWatch Media Group audience is driving progress and innovation on a global scale. With its regional media properties (NYC Tech, LA Tech, London Tech, Paris Tech, Boston Tech), TechWatch Media Group is the highway for technology and entrepreneurship. There are a number of options to reach this audience of the world’s most innovative organizations and startups at scale including having prominent brand placement in a high-visibility piece like this, which will be read by the vast majority of key influencers in the business community and beyond. Find out more here.