Firebase, a San Francisco-based cloud service that powers collaborative communications in real time, raised $5.6m in Series A funding.
Backers included Union Square Ventures and Flybridge Venture Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Chip Hazard from Flybridge and Albert Wenger from USV will be joining Firebase’s board.
The company, which had raised $1.4m in seed funding in 2012 (read here), intends to use the funds to invest in supporting the community, launch its paid product, and to continue to build the team (read here).
Co-founded by James Tamplin and Andrew Lee, Firebase is a cloud database designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Developer can add the Firebase library to their app and get access to a shared data structure. When changes are made to that data they are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients.
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