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PlanetScale

PlanetScale

PlanetScale is a database-as-a-service platform acting as a middleware system for MySQL.

PlanetScale is a California-based software company with a platform that can be used for solutions to deploy and operate Vitess clusters at scale. Its product is used by companies such as Slack, Square, Airbnb, and Github.

Product

The company's product is open source and designed to aid companies with growing their databases. It splits up the information from the database into shards so that it can be more easily managed. The data can be distributed globally on various clouds. It is also continuously backed up so that the database is still accessible during outages.

Timeline

May 23, 2019
$22 million Series A

The funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by the firm’s Cultural Leadership Fund, head of the US Digital Service Matt Cutts and SignalFire.

May 23, 2019
PlanetScale raises a $22,000,000 series A round from Andreessen Horowitz, Matt Cutts, SignalFire and The a16z Cultural Leadership Fund.
April 2018
PlanetScale raises a $3,000,000 seed round from Adam D'Angelo, Max Levchin, SignalFire and Steve Chen.

Funding rounds

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Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
PlanetScale seed round
3,000,000
April 2018
2 Results
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Dan Kozlowski

Employee

Jiten Vaidya

Founder

PlanetScale Recruiting

Employee

Shreeya Vaidya

Employee

Sugu Sougoumarane

Founder

Further reading

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Companies

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News

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Author
Date
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Description
Rosalie Chan
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
PlanetScale, valued at $80 million, hired at least 10 GitHub workers -- including senior people -- since May. It has 43 employees total, via LinkedIn.
May 24, 2019
WebWire
PlanetSc ale, the first company to allow businesses to operationalize Vitess, today announced $22 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from SignalFire and others. This latest investment will fuel PlanetScale's growth, allowing the company to expand its team and continue to develop products for enterprises to scale, organize, access and get value from their burgeoning data. Co-founders Jitendra Vaidya (CEO) and Sugu Sougoumarane (CTO) are infrastructu...
Josh Constine
May 23, 2019
TechCrunch
PlanetScale's founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox. Now they're selling it to any enterprise that wants their data both secure and consistently accessible. And thanks to its ability to re-shard databases while they're operating, it can solve businesses' troubles with GDPR, which demands they store some data in the same [...]

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