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

March 2019

Kong raises a $43,000,000 series C round from Index Ventures, GGV Capital, World Innovation Lab and Andreessen Horowitz.

December 10, 2018

Kong cloud service launched

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

2010

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

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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
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...

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