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.
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.
Users can use Kong Cloud platform for securing, connecting and orchestrating APIs.
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- StartupA startup company is an entrepreneurial venture in the initial stage of its operations. Startups are typically young businesses aiming to grow quickly and meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service.
- CompanyA company, abbreviated as "Co." within a company name, is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- MicroserviceMicroservice, or microservices architecture, is a variant of the service-oriented architecture that arranges an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. In this architecture, services are fine-grained and the protocols are lightweight.
- Application programming interface (API)API is a set of codes, protocols, and tools that are used to create software and applications and allow communication between software programs.