ExtraHop Closes $41 Million in Series C Funding to Establish New Enterprise IT Category
Led by Technology Crossover Ventures, Marquee Investors Validate Market Opportunity and Help Pave the Way for Accelerated Growth and Technology Innovation
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – May 29, 2014) – ExtraHop, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, today announced that it has closed a $41 million round of Series C financing. The round was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), an investment firm with a long track record of investment in some of today’s most successful technology companies including Splunk, Zillow, Expedia, and Spotify. TCV was joined in the round by existing investors Meritech Capital Partners and Madrona Venture Group, as well as private investors including Sujal Patel, the former CEO and founder of Isilon Systems. To-date, ExtraHop has raised $61.6 million in venture capital. The company will use this round to further establish the IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) category, with an emphasis on delivering significant innovations within its Wire Data Analytics platform and aggressive expansion into new geographic markets. ExtraHop also announced that Ted Coons at Technology Crossover Ventures is joining its board of directors.
“Just as Splunk’s platform fundamentally changed the way businesses leverage machine data, ExtraHop has transformed wire data into a key source of visibility and intelligence for IT operations teams with its Wire Data Analytics platform,” said Coons. “Led by a team with extensive expertise in virtualization, application delivery, and network technologies, ExtraHop is reshaping the way IT approaches management of its operations. The ExtraHop Wire Data Analytics platform provides CIOs, CTOs, and IT Operations teams with the insight they need to translate rich wire data into tangible business value. Serving on the board, I look forward to working with this proven and dynamic team as they continue their category leadership.”
“The convergence of cloud, software-defined IT, virtualization, and mobility have driven unprecedented complexity in today’s enterprise IT environments,” said Dennis Callaghan, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “IT professionals and business leaders need technologies that enable them to cut through the clutter to gain visibility into these complex IT environments. This round of funding validates the value and ROI of ExtraHop’s Wire Data Analytics platform for improving IT operations, and empowers the company to maintain and extend its category leadership.”
Since closing its Series B Round in 2011, ExtraHop has demonstrated strong momentum across all facets of the company. Between 2012 and 2013, the company achieved 150 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Spanning industries such as healthcare, ecommerce, financial services, and information technology, ExtraHop’s customers represent some of the world’s largest enterprises, including Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, Concur, Purdue Pharma, and McKesson. ExtraHop has also continued to innovate at a rapid clip, launching its flagship EH8000 appliance in April 2013, followed in November 2013 by the launch of its award-winning ExtraHop for AWS cloud performance product.
“Businesses cannot survive without a fast-paced, well-informed, and innovative IT organization. ExtraHop has deep roots in the enterprise, and we’ve identified a significant market opportunity that will redefine IT operations as we know it today,” said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop. “We’re establishing the entirely new category of ITOA, which provides an unmatched source of truth about business and IT operations through sophisticated analysis of wire data. The investment from TCV, known for backing some of the industry’s most notable and disruptive enterprise brands, further validates our mission and will significantly accelerate our pace of innovation.”
ExtraHop is the global leader in real-time wire data analytics. The ExtraHop Operational Intelligence Platform analyzes all L2-L7 communications, including full bidirectional transactional payloads. This innovative approach provides the correlated, cross-tier visibility essential for application performance, availability, and security in today’s complex and dynamic IT environments. The winner of numerous awards from Network World, Interop, TechTarget, and others, the ExtraHop platform scales up to 20Gbps in a single appliance, deploys without agents, and delivers tangible value in less than 15 minutes. Learn what we mean at www.extrahop.com or follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop.
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. With nearly $10 billion in capital raised, TCV has invested in more than 200 technology companies over the last 18 years. Selected investments include Altiris, C|NET, ExactTarget, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, FX Alliance, GoDaddy, Genesys Software, Groupon, HomeAway, Netflix, RealNetworks, Redback Networks, RiskMetrics Group, Sitecore, Splunk, Spotify, Thinkorswim, and Zillow. TCV is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in New York and London. For more information about TCV, including a complete list of TCV investments, visit www.tcv.com.
About Meritech Capital Partners (MCP)
Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of late-stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past decade. With over $2.6 billion under management, Meritech primarily leads investments into companies with proven and differentiated technology, rapidly-growing revenue and experienced management teams. With one of the most active venture portfolios, Meritech has experience in and provides guidance on issues facing rapidly growing companies including management incentive plans, IPO market timing and positioning, M&A strategies and negotiations and adviser selection. Meritech investments in industry-leading companies include Acclarent, Broadsoft, Cornerstone-OnDemand, Facebook, Fortinet, Fusion-io, Greenplum, hybris, Imperva, Netezza, NetSuite, Proofpoint, PopCap, Riverbed, Salesforce.com, Sourcefire, Tableau, and Zulily. Meritech is located in Palo Alto, California, and can be found at www.meritechcapital.com.
About Madrona Venture Group
Madrona (www.madrona.com) has been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has been privileged to play a role in some of the region’s most successful technology ventures. The firm invests predominately in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum, including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and cloud computing, and mobile. Madrona manages approximately $1 billion and was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Apptio, Isilon Systems, and Redfin.