DataStax Stock | Enterprise Software | Founded: 2010 | Funding to Date: $196,289,340

DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra™. With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology of choice for the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target and eBay.

ENTERPRISE VALUE (based on primary fundings)

Key Investors
Comcast Ventures
Cross Creek Advisors
Crosslink Capital
DFJ Growth
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Meritech Capital Partners
Next World Capital
Scale Venture Partners
Sequoia Capital
Wasatch Funds


Management Team
  • Chet Kapoor - Chief Executive Officer
  • Aaron Morton - VP of Engineering, AI Ops
  • Don Dixon - Chief Financial Officers
  • Ed Anuff - Chief Product Officer
  • Harry Ault - Chief Revenue Officer
  • Jim McCollom - VP Platform Engineering
  • Jonathan Ellis - Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
  • Michele Pilgrim - VP Growth Marketing
  • Sam Ramji - Chief Strategy Officer
  • Susie Ughe - VP People
Board Members
  • Andy Vitus - Scale Venture Partners
  • Billy Bosworth -
  • Eric Chin - Crosslink Capital
  • Jim Baum -
  • John Vrionis - Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Kelly Battles -
  • Paul Madera - Meritech Capital Partners
  • Randall Glein - DFJ Growth



Datastax, the company best known for commercializing the open-source Apache Cassandra database, is moving beyond databases. As the company announced today, it has acquired Kesque, a cloud messaging service. The Kesque team built its service on top of the Apache Pulsar messaging and streaming projec…

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