Looker is a developer of a business intelligence and big data analytics platform designed to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every business. The company's cloud-based platform integrates data into the daily workflows to deliver business intelligence, digital marketing analytics, web event analytics and other functions, enabling businesses to extract real value from data at scale.
Approaching the Business Intelligence (BI) industry, Looker believes that businesses can only thrive when information is accessible and defined across the entire organization. Looker is building a discovery-driven businesses.
The intellectual property of Looker includes 4 registered patents primarily in the 'Computing; Calculating' category. Additionally, Looker has registered 7 trademarks with the most popular class being 'Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments'.
Looker announced the close of their Seed funding round on March 6, 2013 with a total raised amount of $2 million. PivotNorth Capital and First Round Capital participated in the round.
Announced on August 13, 2013, Looker raised $16 million in series A fund. Redpoint Ventures led the round with First Round Capital and James Everingham participating. Looker committed the funding towards expanding its sales team, keeping up with customer demand and hiring more engineers and investing in infrastructure.
Looker announced the close of their series B on March 11, 2015 with $30 million raised. The round was led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, and PivotNorth. Looker committed the raised capital to growing the company's technologically organically rather than by acquisition.
Announced on January 14, 2016, Looker closed their series C funding with $48 million raised. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from Redpoint Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, and Sapphire Ventures. The conclusion of their series C brought Looker's total raised amount to $96 million. They committed the capital to continuing to grow the company.
On March 30, 2017, Looker announced the close of their series D funding round with a total raised amount of $81.5 million. CapitalG led the round with participation from Geodesic Capital, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sapphire Ventures. Looker planned to use the raised capital to invest in integrations, database technologies, and investments in sales and marketing and international expansion.
Looker announced the close of their series E funding on December 6, 2018 with $103 million raised and a $1.6 billion valuation. PremjiInvest led the round with participation from Cross Creek Advisors, Redpoint Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goldman Sachs and CapitalG. At the close of the round, Looker announced they had achieved 1,600 companies and had crossed the $100 million revenue run rate and that they were growing 70 percent year over year.
On June 6, 2019 Google announced their intention to acquire Looker for $2.6 billion. Google planned to add Looker's software to the Google Cloud, which head of Google Cloud Thomas Kurian suggested would create a more complete data analytics solution for customers.
On December 2, 2019, The Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom announced the preparation of a probe into Google's acquisition of Looker over concerns that the merger of the companies would harm competition in the United Kingdom's cloud computing market.
Austria's Federal Competition Authority - the only enforcer in the European Economic Area to mandate notification of Google's proposed acquisition of Looker Data Sciences - has cleared the deal unconditionally.
CMA will assess whether merger will harm UK market.
The cost of the deal was listed as $2.6b in cash.
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Looker + Google: How The Deal Will Rock The BI World
June 9, 2019
The Inside Story of How This Startup Turned a 216-Word Pitch Email into a $2.6 Billion Acquisition
July 2, 2019
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
How To Use Looker as a Business User
April 26, 2017
Looker 7: Accelerating Insights to Action by Infusing Data Experiences Into Workflows
November 21, 2019
Looker: A Modern Data Science Workflow
May 15, 2018