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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

February 2021
Kong raises a $100,000,000 series D round from Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, GGV Capital, Index Ventures and Tiger Global Management.
March 2019
Kong raises a $43,000,000 series C round from Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, Index Ventures and World Innovation Lab.
December 10, 2018
Kong cloud service launched

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

2010
Kong was founded by Augusto "Aghi" Marietti, Marco Palladino and Michele Zonca.

Funding rounds

People

Name
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

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

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

Web

Managing microservices and APIs with Kong and Konga

Tselentis Panagis

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Lata Jha
July 27, 2021
mint
Urban, English-language viewers, the primary audience for Hollywood films, have long made the transition to OTT from television, given the diverse and targeted content on offer
May 28, 2021
ScreenRant
A Quiet Place 2 is projected to earn $51 million over its 4-day opening weekend, a figure higher than Godzilla vs. Kong's box office debut.
Jennifer Bisset
May 13, 2021
CNET
If you missed it on HBO Max, you can still enjoy the city-smashing carnage at home.
Jason Kehe
May 10, 2021
Wired
If you liked 'Godzilla vs. Kong,' there's more--and better--where that stupid mindless clobberfest came from.'
Ben Blanchet
April 27, 2021
Business Insider
"Godzilla vs. Kong" is now playing on HBO Max and the big screen. You can stream the film through April 30 with an HBO Max subscription for $15/month.
Sonaiya Kelley
April 4, 2021
Los Angeles Times
In a positive sign for a return to moviegoing, Warner Bros.' 'Godzilla vs. Kong' opened with $48.5 million at the North American box office.
James Hanton
April 7, 2021
the Guardian
Christopher Nolan's film baffled audiences - all they wanted in this most bewildering of years was to see a giant ape and a dinosaur going at it for 15 rounds
April 7, 2021
WebWire
Riding the wave of a massive opening in international markets, including $137.1 million in China so far, "Godzilla vs. Kong" debuted this week in the U.S. in theaters and on HBO Max, taking in $48.5 million at the domestic box office over five days, pushing the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures film close to the $300 million mark at the global box office in its 12th day in release. The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Jeff Golds...
Rhett Allain
April 7, 2021
Wired
In physics, big things are not like small things. Here's what that means for a giant gorilla.
Travis Clark
March 2, 2021
Business Insider
"Zack Snyder's Justice League" and "Godzilla vs. Kong" both come to HBO Max this month, while "Raya and the Last Dragon" hits Disney Plus.
BitPath
December 16, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Seven leading local television stations in Seattle, Washington, including KOMO-TV (ABC), KIRO-TV (CBS), KCPQ (FOX), KING-TV (NBC), KONG (Ind.),...
Scott Mendelson
March 4, 2020
Forbes
The shocking delay of 'No Time to Die' is bad news for 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and may begin a wave of delays for the likes of 'Mulan,' 'Black Widow' and 'F9.'
Frederic Lardinois
March 28, 2019
TechCrunch
Kong, the open core API management and lifecycle management company previously known as Mashape, today announced that it has raised a $43 million Series C round led by Index Ventures. Previous investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures (CRV), as well as new investors GGV Capital and W...

References

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