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May 12, 2020

MemSQL Fuels Growth With $50M Hercules Capital Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 12, 2020 — MemSQL, the No-Limits Database for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, has signed a debt facility that provides up to $50 million of new capital. Hercules Capital, a non-bank venture debt provider with more than $2.4 billion in total assets, served as the underwriter for the financing.

“This is a strong vote of confidence for MemSQL’s future. Our FY20 financial performance concluded with an impressive 70% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR), and with a single-digit cash burn, our current ARR vs. cash outlay ratio is less than one,” remarked MemSQL co-CEO Raj Verma. “We are a well-run, well-capitalized business. As we move forward, our charter remains the same. MemSQL will always prioritize our customers’ success by delivering world-class products and services, increasing shareholder value, and contributing to our community in every way we can.”

MemSQL delivers breakthroughs for modern data workloads spanning transactions, analytics, and AI for leading businesses undergoing digital transformation. MemSQL is a converged data platform leader with hundreds of enterprise customers, including many within the Fortune 500. In 2019, the company launched Helios, its cloud database available on AWS, GCP and Azure. MemSQL is proud to work with leading partners such as IBM/Red Hat, Fiserv, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and Virtusa to deliver innovative solutions to its customers.

Headquartered in San Francisco, and with offices in Portland, Seattle, Sunnyvale, London, Lisbon, and Kyiv, MemSQL is backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Glynn Capital, Accel, Khosla Ventures, Caffeinated Capital, Data Collective, and IA Ventures.

“This structured investment represents a significant commitment from Hercules and provides an example of the breadth of our platform and our ability to finance growth-orientated, institutionally-backed technology companies at various stages. We are impressed with the work that the MemSQL management team has accomplished operationally and excited to begin our partnership with one of the promising companies in the database market,” said Steve Kuo, senior managing director technology group head for Hercules.

About MemSQL

MemSQL is The No-Limits Database, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance at the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on premises with commodity hardware. Visit or follow us @memsql.

About Hercules Capital, Inc.

Hercules Capital, Inc. is the leading and largest specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured venture growth loans to high-growth, innovative venture capital-backed companies in a broad variety of technology, life sciences and sustainable and renewable technology industries. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $10.2 billion to over 500 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing. Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact [email protected], or call 650.289.3060.

Source: MemSQL