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MySQL  Acquired by Sun Microsystems (2008 $ 1,000,000,000 )

20450 Stevens Creek Boulevard #700
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Kevin Harvey (Benchmark CEO) Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly & Associates CEO) Dana L Evan (VeriSign CFO) Bernard Liautaud (Business Objects)
Former advisory board: Tim Buckley (consultant);  Florian Müller (entrepreneur)

Business description: MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. Our mission is to make superior data management available and affordable for all. We contribute to building the mission-critical, high-volume systems and products worldwide. MySQL AB is defining a new database standard. This is based on its dedication to providing a less complicated solution suitable for widespread application deployment at a greatly reduced TCO. MySQL's robust database solutions embody an ingenious software architecture while delivering dramatic cost savings. With superior speed, reliability, and ease of use, MySQL has become the preferred choice of corporate IT Managers because it eliminates the major problems associated with downtime, maintenance, administration and support. MySQL is a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), a fast growing open source enterprise software stack. More and more companies are using LAMP as an alternative to expensive proprietary software stacks because of its lower cost and freedom from lock-in.
Customers include: Dada ;  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ;  Franprix ;  SAGEM Monetel ;  Teligent
Partners include: Business Objects JasperSoft Nokia ;  Carahsoft ;  Cybozu

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2006
Capital raised: 39.0M
Last Round: 18.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Sun Microsystems (2008 $ 1,000,000,000 )
VCs include: BenchmarkIntel Capital Institutional Venture Partners Index Ventures;  Holtron Ventures;  Scope Capital
Angels/other VCs: Natasha Bhatia (Apax Partners);  Mina Gouran (Korn Ferry);  Peter Harris (Ciber Europe);  Terge Laugerud (Ciber Europe);  Ralf Wahlsten (Sirius Consulting);  John Wattin (entrepreneur and investor)
Corporate investors: Red Hat Sapphire Ventures ;  Presidio STX

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Record updated: Jan 2008
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1995
Headcount: 401-500 as of Jan 2008
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2006
Capital Raised: 39.0M
Last Round: 18.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Sun Microsystems (2008 $ 1,000,000,000 )