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PlanetScale designs and develops a relational database platform that allows businesses to operationalize Vitess to protect, access, and derive insights from their data. The company offers a Database-as-a-service platform, cluster manager software licenses, open-source Vitess support, and training solutions. 

HQMountain View, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.4

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)65(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at PlanetScale

Jiten Vaidya

Jiten Vaidya

Founder & CEO
Sugu Sougoumarane

Sugu Sougoumarane

Founder & CTO
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PlanetScale Office Locations

PlanetScale has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, CA, US (HQ)
321 Castro St #200
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PlanetScale Financials and Metrics

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PlanetScale total Funding

$55 m

PlanetScale latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

3 months ago

PlanetScale investors

PlanetScale's latest funding round in June 2021 was reported to be $30 m. In total, PlanetScale has raised $55 m
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PlanetScale News and Updates

PlanetScale raises $30M Series B for its database service

PlanetScale, the company behind the open-source Vitess database clustering system for MySQL that was first developed at YouTube, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from a16z and SignalFire. With this, the company has no…

PlanetScale simplifies distributed database complexity, nabs $30M to

PlanetScale's Sam Lambert says reduced complexity, along with globe-spanning cloud architecture, marks the firm's MySQL-based database.

Read the pitch deck database startup PlanetScale used to raise $30 million to build a business out of open source software created at YouTube

Summary List PlacementYouTube first built open source software Vitess back in 2010 (when demand for cat videos was at an all-time high) to scale its database infrastructure during times of peak traffic. Vitess is now housed under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which also hosts the widely-u…

The Andreessen Horowitz-backed database management startup PlanetScale has been quietly poaching senior GitHub employees (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementThe database management startup PlanetScale has quietly hired several senior GitHub employees in the last few months. Launched in 2018 by CEO Jiten Vaidya and CTO Sugu Sougoumarane, who previously worked together at YouTube, the firm has raised a total of $25 million from And…

PlanetScale debuts its fully managed database service for Kubernetes clusters

Database-as-a-service company PlanetScale Inc. is launching a new version of its database for Kubernetes, the popular container orchestration software, in beta. PlanetScaleDB for Kubernetes gives organizations an easy way to run their database alongside their applications in the cloud, while ensuri…
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PlanetScale Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PlanetScale founded?

    PlanetScale was founded in 2018.

  • Who are PlanetScale key executives?

    PlanetScale's key executives are Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane.

  • How many employees does PlanetScale have?

    PlanetScale has 65 employees.

  • Who are PlanetScale competitors?

    Competitors of PlanetScale include Starburst, Trove and K2View.

  • Where is PlanetScale headquarters?

    PlanetScale headquarters is located at 321 Castro St #200, Mountain View.

  • Where are PlanetScale offices?

    PlanetScale has an office in Mountain View.

  • How many offices does PlanetScale have?

    PlanetScale has 1 office.