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Time to Celebrate the The Next Stage of Our Journey

By on August 18, 2015

A lot goes into creating a company and a lot more goes into creating a company that endures. There are long days and even longer nights, hiccups along the way, and a sense of trust that can last a lifetime.

Today, I’m incredibly thankful and excited to share that everyone’s efforts have contributed to where we are today – announcing a $40 million round of financing!

The team has worked countless hours since we went to market in 2009 to make our vision of democratizing data analytics, a reality. I’ve been fortunate to work with the best and the brightest — people who are passionate about helping everyone get access to data analytics so they can solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We’ve had friends who spent their last years with us building a company that can help shape the world into a better place.

I’m humbled by the trust and support we’ve received from our customers. We’ve had a chance to work with amazing companies and I am constantly blown away by what they want to accomplish next using our technology. I truly appreciate that our investors – ST Telemedia, Top Tier Capital Partners, Next World Capital, Redpoint, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Software AG and Citi Ventures – recognize our market leadership and understand the importance of empowering anyone with a need for the truth to find it through data analytics.

So where will the new investment take us? We’ll be focusing on expanding globally, with an eye toward APAC and Latin America as well as additional investment in our existing teams. I’m looking forward to continuing our growth and building a long-term, sustainable company that consistently provides value to our customers.

Our vision has been the same since day one – to make big data analytics easy for everyone. Today, I’m happy to say we’re still where we want to be. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the journey.

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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.