Top Executive: CEO Spencer Kimball
Cockroach Labs, founded in 2015, develops CockroachDB, a cloud-native, distributed SQL database that’s designed to handle workloads with huge volumes of transactional data. The company’s motto of “scale fast, survive anything, thrive anywhere” (hence the Cockroach name) stems from the database’s elasticity, failure-resistant architecture and multi-cloud flexibility.
Cockroach Labs said it more than doubled its revenue and its customer roster in 2020. More than half of its customers are running their critical applications on CockroachCloud, a fully managed cloud instance of CockroachDB that became generally available on AWS and the Google Cloud Platform last year.
In January the New York-based company raised $160 million in Series E funding, bringing its total funding to $355 million and putting its market cap at $2 billion.