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Funding News & Year in Review

By on December 18, 2013

Somehow another year has gone by and it again managed to be crazier than the last. Today I’m excited to share with you all some of our biggest news of the year, that we’ve closed a $19 million round in funding from venerable brands Citi Ventures, Software AG, Workday, and our lead investor in the round, Next World Capital. Needless to say, this post next year should have plenty of news of growth and continued customer success, worldwide. You can get the full details in our press release, but for now, I’d like to share a few highlights of the work the amazing Datameer team pulled off in 12 short months.

Datameer 2013 Year in Review

February: Fast Company named Datameer one of the most innovative companies in Big Data.

March: We kicked off our 9-city Big Data Roadshow in San Mateo, and have met with hundreds of people on the tour in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., London, Frankfurt, Boston, and Seattle since.

June: June was huge. We unveiled Datameer 3.0 & Smart Analytics at Hadoop Summit, but even more exciting, we were honored to have Sky Christopherson keynote at Hadoop Summit, sharing the story of how the US Women’s Olympic Cycling team used Datameer to get from a huge 5-second deficit at the world qualifiers to winning the Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

August: We were honored to find out that Ventana Research had awarded us their Ventana Innovation Award for Business Analytics. 

September: Our awesome partner-turned-investor Workday released their Big Data Analytics application for HCM & Finance, built using Datameer technology, to a packed house at their annual Workday Rising conference.

November: Perhaps one of our proudest accomplishments of 2013, in November we released a $49 version of Datameer where 100% of proceeds went to saving elephants orphaned by the ivory trade. Just last week, I was thrilled to share the Hadoop community helped us donate an amazing $10,000 to the cause. We couldn’t be more grateful to the community.

December: As you now know, we’ve raised an additional $19 million to help us put the pedal to the metal in 2014.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today. Here’s wishing you all a happy and healthy holidays, and to your continued success in 2014 as well.

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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.