RudderStack, the leading platform for building customer data stacks trusted by many of the world’s leading brands, today announced $56 million in Series B funding. The round was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners along with continued support from Kleiner Perkins and S28 Capital. The investment will be used to accelerate growth and enable data engineers everywhere to build the infrastructure required to help their businesses understand their users and serve their needs. To date, the company has raised a total of $82 million.
RudderStack was founded in 2019 by Soumyadeb Mitra, CEO and Shvet Jain, executive chairman of the company and partner at S28 Capital. Today, thousands of companies are using RudderStack’s platform as a key component in their customer data stacks to power the collection, enrichment, and activation of customer data. The company’s data pipelines that sync data into the cloud data warehouse and to downstream apps help free up engineering time to focus on building data products that create value for customers.
“The rise of the cloud data warehouse has made it, in theory, easier than ever to collect, process, and analyze customer data. However, in practice, engineering teams are struggling to support their organizations as they seek to derive more value from their data,” said Soumyadeb. “At RudderStack, we enable data engineers to build future-proof customer data infrastructure. We are uniquely positioned to support companies that are simply looking to collect data from their website or application and send it to downstream SaaS destinations or those looking to employ predictive machine learning models to better serve their customers.”
Praveen Akkiraju, Managing Director at Insight Partners, is joining the RudderStack board. “What makes RudderStack unique is its end-to-end data pipelines for customer data optimized for data warehouses. This best-in-class architecture enables data engineers to eliminate data silos across teams and accelerates their ability to build data pipelines to unlock advanced analytics and machine learning use cases,” said Akkiraju. “We are thrilled to lead this round and join Souymadeb and his team as they build an amazing customer data platform and company.”
Since its founding, RudderStack has grown at a rapid pace. In 2021, the company’s revenue and customer base expanded by over 300%, with the addition of customers such as AllBirds, Wealthfront and Crate & Barrel. The RudderStack team has tripled in size to support this growth.