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Kong

150 Spear St, 1600
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Augusto Marietti (4/09)
President/COO/Operations: Ken Kim (1/31/2017)
Finance: Justin Hsu (8/31/2018) ; Chirag Shah (02/24/2022)
Technology: Geoff Townsend (6/30/2017) ; Marco Palladino (4/30/2009)
Sales/Marketing: Juliette Rizkallah
General Counsel/Legal: Tom Kaweski
Board

Advisory board: Jude Gomila (Heyzap co-Founder) Travis Kalanick (Red Swoosh CEO)
Company

Business description: Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications.
Customers include: CargillGE Samsung Siemens The Motley Fool VeriFone ;  MS3;  Papa John's
Partners include: IBM Infosys Technologies Red Hat VMware
Capital

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Feb 2021   Mar 2019
Capital raised: 191.0M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: CRVNEAGoldman Sachs Ignition PartnersIndex VenturesAndreessen Horowitz ;  existing investors;  World Innovation Lab
Angels/other VCs: Jeff Bezos (Amazon);  Dwipal Desai (TheIceBreak);  Erik Rannala (Harrison Metal);  Eric E Schmidt (TomorrowVentures);  Russell Siegelman (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Other investors: Stanford University

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Overview
Record updated: Feb 2022
Sector: Information Technology
Year Founded: 2011
Headcount: 301-400 as of Feb 2022
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Feb 2021   Mar 2019
Capital Raised: 191.0M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private