Kong (company)

Kong (company)

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

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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 PalladinoMarco 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.

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

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

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

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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 MariettiAugusto 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.

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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 RannalaErik Rannala, Russel Siegelman, Mike Voipi, Lars Kamp, and Rick Webb.

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Kong, formerly MashapeMashape, 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.

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The company rebranded as Kong in October 2017. Ahead of its rebranding exercise, Mashape/Kong sold off its API marketplace to RapidAPI.

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.

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

Web

Managing microservices and APIs with Kong and Konga

Tselentis Panagis

Web

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October 30, 2007
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