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Goldman Sachs to Back Database Startup Redis Labs

Goldman Sachs to Back Database Startup Redis Labs

The Israel-based startup raised $44 million in Series D funding. The company developed a popular Redis-based DB optimization tool

Meir Orbach | 13:31  03.08.2017

Update: Goldman Sachs led a funding round of $44 million for Israel-based start up Redis labs, the company announced Monday, bringing the company's total funding raised to $86 million. 

"Redis Labs," Christian Resch, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing "has established a market leadership position addressing some of the most demanding data management challenges at the largest enterprises".

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Other investors alongside Goldman Sachs include Dell Technologies’s corporate venture arm, Dell Technologies Capital, and Boston-based investment firm Bain Capital.

Redis Labs cofounders Yiftach Shoolman (left), Ofer Bengal (right) Redis Labs cofounders Yiftach Shoolman (left), Ofer Bengal (right) Redis Labs cofounders Yiftach Shoolman (left), Ofer Bengal (right)

Redis Labs declined to comment.

Founded in 2011, Redis Labs develops and sells database software based on a popular open source database called Redis. It competes with databases offered by companies such as Couchbase, based in Mountain View, California, and Datastax, headquartered in Santa-Clara, California.

To date, Redis Labs raised $42 million. It employs around 100 people in offices in Mountain View, California, Tel-Aviv and London.

In 2015, Salvatore Sanfilippo, the developer of Redis, joined the company as lead developer.

This article was revised on August 22, 2017, to reflect the official announcement of the company, published August 21, 2017. A previous version of the article said Redis Labs was expected to close a funding round of $25-$30 million led by Goldman Sachs, citing sources.

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