Clustrix Raises $10 Million in Series D Financing Round Led by HighBar Partners


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Aug 19, 2013 – Clustrix, the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud, announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series D financing round led by HighBar Partners (“HighBar”). The new funding will be used to further product development for Clustrix and support its rapidly growing customer base worldwide. This represents the company’s fourth round of funding, bringing the total capital raised to $56.5 million.

HighBar joins existing investors Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, ATA Ventures and Don Listwin, founder of Canary Foundation and former executive at Cisco and CEO of OpenWave. The board of directors welcomes new members John Kim and Roy Thiele-Sardina, Managing Partners of HighBar, and Mike Hodges of ATA Ventures.

“The need for operational databases that can analyze data in real-time has never been greater with the rapid growth of new hyperscale applications in business segments such as e-commerce, online gaming and advertisement,” said Clustrix CEO Robin Purohit. “The additional funding will allow to aggressively pursue the rapidly growing MySQL/NewSQL market with our proven scale-out database technology.

Clustrix is a distributed SQL relational database that enables high-scale transaction throughput, real-time analytics and simplified operations. Clustrix has been serving production workloads since 2008 and powers dozens of large-scale production customers around the world, including AOL, Rakuten Global Markets, and Symantec.

“With a solid product and the backing of executive leadership and investors, Clustrix is positioned as a game-changer,” said John Kim, Managing Partner of HighBar Partners. “We look forward to working with the Clustrix team to accelerate growth as they address the need for high-performance and scalable SQL databases.”