Web: Data analytics startup Looker raises $48M, led by Kleiner Perkins

January 2016 by: From The Web

Looker, a startup selling data analytics software, is announcing today a $48 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


Looker can visualize data from many sources, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Redshift, Cloudera Impala, HP Vertica, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake. It’s available as on-premises software or as a cloud service.


The data analytics and business intelligence markets are very competitive. DataHero was recently acquired by Cloudability, and BIME Analytics wasacquired by Zendesk. Recently, AWS, the leader in the cloud infrastructure market, entered the market with the QuickSight product.


Looker started in 2012 and is based in Santa Cruz, California. The startup says it has more than 450 customers, including Cigna, Docker, Etsy, Jet, Lyft, Sony, and Yahoo.


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