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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.

March 2017
Kong raises a $18,000,000 series B round from Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Index Ventures.
November 2013
Kong raises a $6,500,000 series A round from Charles River Ventures, Index Ventures and Stanford University.
April 2010
Kong raises a $101,000 angel round from David Estrada, Dwipal Desai, Kevin Donahue and Massimo Sgrelli.
2010
Kong was founded by Augusto "Aghi" Marietti, Marco Palladino and Michele Zonca.

Funding Rounds

Patents

Further Resources

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

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.
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