Over the last year, Grafana has scaled up its sales and marketing teams, and has grown to over 170 employees in 20 countries.
FREMONT, CA: Grafana Labs raised $50 million in a Series B funding round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The oversubscribed round also included additional investment from Lead Edge Capital. The new funding will be used to accelerate the firm’s product road map in critical areas across its leading open and composable observability platform where customers can mix and match best-of-breed open and proprietary data sources and nurture and invest in the wider Grafana community.
"Grafana Labs' growth is a testament to one of our core missions of helping people unify and understand their data wherever it lives, giving them complete freedom in choosing their own observability strategy. This allows users to query data natively at its source in real time, rather than having to move, store and pay for data in yet another database. Their existing data can be combined with Prometheus metrics and Loki logs, and available on Grafana Cloud, giving them a truly complete understanding of their complex systems," said Raj Dutt, co-founder, and CEO of Grafana Labs.
The company has seen a massive adoption of leading open source technologies, including its Loki project for logging, the CNCF Prometheus project for metrics, and Grafana itself. Grafana has become the de facto dashboarding software, enabling everyone from hobbyists to the world's largest enterprises to unify data from disparate sources.
Grafana Labs also announced the Grafana Accelerator Program (GAP) to nurture early-stage companies and side projects innovating in the broader Grafana ecosystem. GAP will provide free Grafana Cloud and Grafana Enterprise subscriptions, cash grants, equity financing, and inside access to the core Grafana Labs developers. Learn more here.
"Users continue to love Grafana Labs' products because they are easy to adopt, simple to build with, and offer best-in-class features. Most importantly, Grafana's open source approach doesn't lock customers into expensive and proprietary platforms. Using Grafana has become a no-brainer decision for both early adopters and large enterprises, and this new round of funding enables the company to double down on both product and community. I'm also excited about GAP (Grafana Accelerator Program), which reduces the hurdles for Grafana's diverse ecosystem to innovate on top of its technology," said Gaurav Gupta, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.