Citus Data Grabs $9.5M Series A Round


What does Citus Data do?

Citus Data, is a creator of solutions which scale out PostgreSQL for real time big data. The company is taking relational power ahead for real time applications. The company’s database offers a unique combination of massive parallelism, rich PostgreSQL expressiveness, real time reads/writes and native support for JSON data. Therefore there is an extensible distributed database with an open ecsystem which powers operational workloads and interactive analytics thus making it simple for organizations to explore, ingest and aggregate billions of events quite easily. The company is a Y Combinator alumnus which is used by enterprises across multiple verticals including security, retails, mobile analytics and ad-tech.

How much Citus Data was funded?

Citus Data raised $9.5 M in Series A on October 20th, 2015 from Vaizra Investments, Khosla Ventures and Data Collective

Previous funding

  • $1.65 M in Seed funding on June 27th, 2012 from Y Combinator, Data Collective, SV Angel, Paul Buchheit, Start Fund, TEEC Angel Fund, Tikhon Bernstam, Trinity Ventures, Vaizra Investments, Digital Garage and Benjamin Ling
  • 2.1 M in Seed round on June 1st, 2013 from Streamlined Ventures and Streamlined Ventures

What is next for Citus Data?

Citus Data Ari Zilka, a partner at Khosla Ventures and previous chief technology officer at Hortonworks, will join the company’s board of directors. The funding will be used for growing the company’s development team and expand sales and marketing efforts.

More about Citus Data

Citus Data was founded by Umur Cubukcu, Sumedh Pathak and Ozgun Erdogan. It has its headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The company offers solutions which empower real time big data by scaling out Postgre SQL. The company provides enterprises and developers the control, power and familiarity of a traditional relational database with the ability to scale billions of events easily.