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)
156 (est)+7%
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 and London
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
101 University Ave, Suite 111
London, GB
52 Rosebery Ave

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$80.9 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

6 months


Confluent's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Confluent has raised $80.9 m

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Confluent News and Updates

Confluent achieves Holy Grail of ‘exactly once’ delivery on Kafka messaging service

 Confluent, the commercial company behind the open source messaging tool, Apache Kafka, announced a new feature this week that should please Kafka users — the ability to send a message using Kafka “exactly once.” That may not sound like a big deal to laypeople, but to folks who use high speed messag…

Confluent raises $50 million led by Sequoia Capital

Confluent, a startup that provides commercial support for the Apache Kafka open-source software, announced today a funding round of $50 million. The technology allows companies to easily access data as real-time streams and make it available throughout their IT systems. Last time we spoke with Confl…

Confluent raises $50M to continue growing commercial arm of Apache Kafka

 Confluent, the commercial company built on top of the open source Apache Kafka streaming database project, announced today that it has closed a $50 million investment. The round was led by Sequoia with Benchmark and Index Ventures also participating. Sequoia’s Matt Miller will be joining the Conflu…

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