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The Top 10 Hottest Cloud Computing Startup Companies Of 2021

Wade Tyler Millward

The list includes startups like data catalog software company Alation, cloud application delivery automation company Oatfin and cloud-based material management operating system provider Livegistics.

StarTree

CEO: Kishore Gopalakrishna

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

StarTree offers a fully managed cloud service for Apache Pinot that aims to deliver analytics insights. The company is working on adding anomaly detections and currently offer out-of-the-box identity and access management integration, self-service onboarding of streaming and batch data and other capabilities.

StarTree landed a $24 million Series A funding round this year to commercialize its cloud analytics-as-a-service platform built around Apache Pinot, a real-time distributed online analytical processing (OLAP) data store designed to answer OLAP queries with low latency.

The company’s founders are the creators of Apache Pinot who built and operated the platform at LinkedIn — where it powers more than 50 products — and Uber. The company was founded in 2018, according to Crunchbase.

StarTree ranked in CRN’s mid-year “10 hottest cloud computing startups of 2021” list as well.

CEO and co-founder Kishore Gopalakrishna previously worked at LinkedIn for more than eight years, according to his LinkedIn account. Gopalakrishna left LinkedIn in 2019 with the title of senior staff engineer.

 

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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