Confluent Raises $6.9M in Funding

According to the company’s blogConfluent, a Mountain View, Calif.-based real-time data startup, raised $6.9m in funding.

The round was led by Benchmark (Eric Vishria) with participation from LinkedIn and Data Collective.

The company intends to use the funds to develop the technology.

CO-founded by Neha Narkhede, Jun Rao, and CEO Jay Kreps, Confluent offers a real-time data platform built around Apache Kafka, an open source technology acting as a real-time, fault tolerant, scalable messaging system. It is adopted for use cases ranging from collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data, and device instrumentation.



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