CEO: Oskari Saarenmaa
Four-year-old Aiven is a cloud data platform provider, operating managed open source database, event streaming, cache, search and graphing solutions. Based in Helsinki with offices in Berlin, Sydney and Boston, it offers fully managed services for open source projects including Apache Kafka and Cassandra, Elasticsearch, M3 and PostgreSQL in the public cloud. Atlassian, Comcast, OVO Energy and Toyota are among its 500-plus customers. In February, Aiven announced a $40 million series B funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm IVP. After tripling its revenue run rate to $12 million last year, when it doubled its headcount to 42, Aiven said it would use the funds to triple the number of its employees, add new open source technologies such as M3 and Flink, and debut new enterprise-grade features.