Cohesity Emerges From Stealth Mode With $70M in Funding
The company was founded in 2013 by Mohit Aron, the founder of infrastructure company Nutanix and a former engineer at Google.Cohesity announced it has raised a total of $70 million in venture capital funds to create a scalable data storage solution. Cohesity’s data platform is designed to eliminate fragmentation and data sprawl in secondary storage by leveraging a Google-like, Web-scale architecture to converge data silos for backup, development and analytics onto a single platform that lets businesses simultaneously manage, protect, and learn from their data. The company closed a Series A round of $15 million led by Sequoia Capital and Wing Venture Capital last year, followed last month by a $55 million Series B investment round led by Artis Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, as well as Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Google Ventures, and Trinity Ventures. Cohesity was founded in 2013 by Mohit Aron, the founder of infrastructure company Nutanix and a former engineer at Google, where he helped design the Google File System.
"We feel that lots of the complexity and inefficiencies of secondary storage are due to it being fractured across so many point products, so the vision for the company is to bring all these workflows for data protection, testing and development and analytics into a cohesive solution that scales to support all these uses more efficiently," Aron told eWEEK.