What does Birst do?

Birst, is a global leader in cloud business intelligence and analytics. The startup helps organizations make thousands of decisions better, everyday, for every person. The two tier data architecture and comprehensive BI platform sits on all of your data, refines, and embeds the data consistently into every individual decision up and down the organization chart. Thousands of demanding businesses trust Birst’s cloud based intelligence and make metric driven business execution a reality.

How much Birst was funded?

The cloud based intelligence startup has raised $65 M in Series F funding on March 17th, 2015 by Wellington Management, Sequioa Capital, DAG Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Northgate Capital.

Previous funding

  • $26M in Series D funding on May 1st, 2012 by DAG Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • $38M inSeries E funding on Aug 20, 2013, by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Northgate Capital, DAG Ventures and Sequoia Capital


What is next for Birst?

Birst’s CEO Jay Larson, said that Series F round will be the last funding round before it gears up for an IPO.  He plans to grow the company considerably.

Larson said that the growth is going great and business in performing well. The company continues to grow at 80-100% per year. He said there are plenty more companies to be made to use Birst.

The company wants to add Android support this year. The company will also introduce new predictive capabilities.

More about Birst

Birst was founded in 2004 by Paul Staelin and  Brad Peters. This Business Intelligence startup has its headquarters in San Francisco, with nearly 280 employees. It is the only enterprise caliber business intelligence platform which is born in the cloud. Apart from providing a cloud service it also provides a version of the software which runs in companies on premises data centers.