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January 23, 2013

Top Funded Big Data Startups

Datanami Staff

Big data companies are attracting big investments from venture capitalists. But which startups are garnering the most funding?

To answer that question, Jeff Kelly compiled a list of the top funded privately-owned companies that focus on big data products and services, specifically in the following markets: Hadoop, NoSQL, Next Generation Data Warehousing, predictive analytics, and advanced data visualization. His top five are listed below.

It should be noted that the list, the entirety of which can be found here, only denotes funding received from private venture capitalist firms and does not necessarily denote which startups are the most successful or attractive. For example, Splunk was granted $40 million over three rounds before going public in 2012.

With that being said, it is interesting to see things like Hadoop distro vendor Cloudera coming in at 2nd with $146 million in capital over five rounds since 2008.