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 | 15:00 30.01.2019
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.