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Voltron Data Launches With $110 Million in Seed and Series A Funding to Unify Analytical Computing With Apache Arrow, Changing the Way People Interact With Data and Hardware
February 17, 2022
Today Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and the largest corporate contributor to Apache Arrow, launched with an oversubscribed $88 million Series A funding round following a $22 million seed round. The A round was led by Walden Catalyst with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Anthos Capital, Battery, Coatue, GV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nepenthe Capital, Redline and The Factory. The company, currently at 100 employees, plans to expand Arrow-native computing and double its globally distributed and diverse team, primarily in engineering and go-to-market.
“Voltron Data is focused on making the data science ecosystem more efficient with modular and composable analytics building blocks. Modularity and composability help us build bridges—not walls—across the analytic ecosystem. We couldn’t be more excited to be on this journey with an amazing team, leading investors and proven advisors,” said Josh Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Voltron Data.
“Walden Catalyst is thrilled to partner with Voltron Data to pull forward an Apache Arrow-native future. When we first met the Voltron Data founding team, they illustrated a vision of a united analytical computing world in which practitioners could transcend data silos to easily access and compute upon data. Together with Voltron Data, we seek to unite hardware, frameworks and programming languages to accelerate this vision,” said Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman of Walden International & Founding Managing Partner of Walden Catalyst Ventures.
Read the full press release here.