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Kong (company)

Kong (company)

Kong (formerly Mashape) is a San Francisco-based company that offers open source microservice API gateway.

Kong, formerly Mashape, is a software company offering open source platforms and cloud services for Application Programming Interface (API) and Microservices. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2007 by Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino. The company rebranded as Kong, from Mashape, in October 2017. Ahead of its rebranding exercise, Mashape/Kong sold off its API marketplace to RapidAPI.

Funding

Angel

On April 1, 2010 Kong completed an angel funding round with $101,000 in funding from Massimo Sgrelli, Kevin Donahue, Dwipal Desai, and David Estrada. 

Seed

On August 15, 2011 Kong completed a seed funding round with $1.5 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners, Innovation Endeavours, Mucker Capital, Jeff Bezos, Erik Rannala, Russel Siegelman, Mike Voipi, Lars Kamp, and Rick Webb. 

Series A

On November 21, 2013 Kong completed their series A funding round with $6.5 million in funding from Index Ventures (lead investor), Stanford University, and CRV. 

Series B

On March 23, 2017 Kong completed their series B funding round with $18 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and CRV. 

Series C

On March 28, 2019 Kong completed their series C funding round with $43 million in funding from Index Ventures (lead investor), World Innovation Lab, GGV Capital, CRV, and Andreessen Horowitz. 



Timeline

December 10, 2018

Kong cloud service launched

Users can use Kong Cloud platform for securing, connecting and orchestrating APIs.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ahmad Nassri

Employee



Augusto Marietti

Founder



Brigitte Boyles

Employee



Christina Ng

Employee



Cooper Marcus

Employee



Cuong Le

Employee



Devdutt Yellurkar

Board member



Dwipal Desai

Investor



Emily Graff

Employee



Erik Rannala

Investor



Janet Phillips

Employee



Jitachi Garcia

Employee



John K

Employee



Lars Kamp

Investor



Linda Vo

Employee



Marco Palladino

Founder



Massimo Sgrelli

Investor



Michele Zonca

Founder



Mike Volpi

Board member



Morgan Davies

Employee



Nicole Bantique

Employee



Oz Haven

Employee



Robyn Mironov

Employee



Russell Siegelman

Investor



Shashi Ranjan

Employee



Further reading

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Deploying Kong with Mesosphere DC/OS

Mesosphere Inc.

Web



How to implement an API Gateway & JSON Web Token (JWT) Based Authentication for EdgeX Foundry - EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry

Web



Kong Raises $43 Million to Connect the Next Era of Software - KongHQ

Kong

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Managing microservices and APIs with Kong and Konga

Tselentis Panagis

Web



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