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Softbank Leads $30 Million Investment in Cloud Storage Startup Pliops

Softbank Leads $30 Million Investment in Cloud Storage Startup Pliops

The company develops a storage processor with a low computational load, making networking and storage infrastructure more scalable

Hagar Ravet and Adi Pick   :  2019-01-30T15:00:11..
SoftBank Ventures Asia, an early stage investment fund set up by Japanese telecommunication company SoftBank Group Corporation, led a $30 million investment round in cloud storage startup Pliops Ltd., the latter announced Wednesday. Intel Capital, as well as Israel-based venture capital firms State of Mind Ventures (SOMV) and Viola Ventures also participated in the round.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in central Israel, Pliops develops a storage processor with a low computational load, making networking and storage infrastructure more scalable. “We have developed a new product category that integrates hardware and software to simplify the structure of storage solutions, resulting in a 50% improvement in performance," Uri Beitler, CEO and co-founder of Pliops said in a phone interview with Calcalist.
Pliops Pliops' co-founders. Photo: Pliops Pliops
Pliops will use the funds to expand its teams in the U.S., Israel, and China, the company said in a statement.

Pliops has raised $40 million to date, according to company statements.

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