DGraph Labs, a San Francisco, CA-based graph database company, raised US$1.1m in seed funding.
The round was co-led by Bain Capital Ventures and Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, and ex-Googler Mark Cummins.
The company intends to use the funds to to recruit engineers and accelelrate the development of its database.
Started by ex-Googler Manish Jain, DGraph Labs is advancing an open source, native and distributed graph database, developed for real-time, low-latency and high throughput query flow. Its data distribution is designed to minimize the number of network calls, keeping them directly proportional to the complexity of a query, not the number of results.
DGraph, which allows scaling a database from a single laptop to serving terabytes of structured data via commodity hardware, has been built to survive machine failures and partial data center collapses. It also provides joins, the most common operation for a graph database.