Insight Engines, a San Francisco, CA-based company that lets anyone ask questions of machine data and get insights in seconds, raised $15.8m in Series A funding.
The round was led by August Capital, with participation from Splunk, Real Ventures, Data Collective, Erik Swan and Simon Crosby. In conjunction with the funding, August Capital General Partner David Hornik, an original investor in Splunk, and Swan, a co-founder and the former CTO of Splunk, will join the board.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its product roadmap and expand its sales and marketing teams.
Founded by Grant Wernick (CEO) and Jacob Perkins (CTO), Insight Engines provides natural language search technology that enables everyone to ask the questions that matter in plain English and generates optimized queries against their data in real time. Customers include the Fortune 500 as well as major government organizations.