StarTree Raises $24M in Series A Funding


StarTree, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud analytics-as-a-service platform built around Apache Pinot™,  raised $24m in Series A funding.

The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures and GGV Capital, with participation from existing investor CRV, and individual investors Neha Narkhede, co-founder at Confluent, Gokul Rajaram, DoorDash executive and Coinbase board member, Jason Warner, CTO at GitHub, Igor Perisic, Chief Data Officer at LinkedIn, Raghu Hiremagalur, CTO at LinkedIn, Jason Forget, CRO at Redis Labs, and Chet Kapoor, CEO at DataStax.

The company intends to use the funds to expand adoption of user-facing analytics.

Founded by the creators of Apache Pinot™ and led by Kishore Gopalakrishna, CEO, StarTree provides is a real-time analytics platform whose data store can ingest from batch data sources (such as Hadoop HDFS, Amazon S3, Azure ADLS, Google Cloud Storage) as well as stream data sources (such as Apache Kafka). The software-as-a-service product will be designed for analysts, data scientists and developers to build enterprise applications and business intelligence systems.