Confluent offers a real-time data platform built around Apache Kafka.

Apache Kafka, an open source technology created by the founders of Confluent, acts as a real-time, fault tolerant, highly scalable messaging system. It is widely adopted for use cases ranging from collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data, and device instrumentation. It's key strength is its ability to make high volume data available as a real-time stream for consumption in systems with very different requirements—from batch systems like Hadoop, to realtime systems that require low-latency access, to stream processing engines that transform the data streams as it arrives.

This infrastructure lets you build around a single central nervous system transmitting messages to all the different systems and applications within your company.

Company Growth (employees)
Palo Alto, US
Size (employees)
114 (est)+8%
Confluent was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

Key People at Confluent

Jay Kreps

Jay Kreps

Co-founder & CEO
Neha Narkhede

Neha Narkhede

Co-founder & Head of Engineering
Jun Rao

Jun Rao

Ewen Cheslack Postava

Ewen Cheslack Postava


Confluent Office Locations

Confluent has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and in 4 other locations
Palo Alto, US
Los Angeles, US
Phoenix, US
London, GB
Dallas, US
New York, US
San Francisco, US
Chicago, US

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Total Funding

$80.9 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

22 days


We estimate that Confluent's latest funding round in March 2017 was $50 m. In total, Confluent has raised $80.9 m
We estimate that Confluent's current employees are approximately 21% female and 79% male.

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