Looker Closes $81.5m Series D Funding Round

Looker, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based provider of a business data platform, closed an $81.5m Series D funding round.

The round was led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, with participation from new investors Geodesic Capital and Goldman Sachs, as well as from previous investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sapphire Ventures.

The company, which has raised a total of $177.5m since 2013, will use the funds to expand product functionality, invest in integrations sales and marketing and continue international expansion, including Asia Pacific.

Led by Frank Bien, CEO, Looker provides a data platform that offers data analytics, exploration and insights to every function of a business and integrates into departmental applications to get data directly into the decision-making process. It serves over 800 companies around the world including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, The Economist, Amazon Prime Now, Nordstrom’s, Square, Hearst, athenahealth, Casper, Red Bull, WeWork, Indiegogo, Giphy and Thrillist, among others.

The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Dublin, Ireland, where it employs over 300 people.



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