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Reviewing funding in Hadoop ecosystem

2013 was a significant year for Hadoop ecosystem with many players establishing themselves firmly and new entrants joining the fray. As the market geared up for pure play Hadoop players to go in for IPO or acquisitions, there were some solid funding rounds. Listed below are some facts and analysis on notable funding events in the ecosystem.

Company Round Date Funding (million $) Investors
0xdata Venture Round
Jan-13
1.70
Nexus Venture Partners
Zettaset Series B
Jan-13
10.00
HighBar Partners
EPIC Ventures
Hstreaming Seed
Feb-13
1.00
Atlas Venture
Think Big Analytics Seed
Feb-13
3.00
Dan Scheinman
WI Harper Group
Jethro Data Seed
Feb-13
4.50
Pitango Venture Capital
MapR Series C
Mar-13
32.00
Mayfield Fund
Lightspeed Venture Partners
New Enterprise Associates
Redpoint Ventures
Concurrent Inc Series A
Mar-13
4.00
True Ventures
Rembrandt Venture Partners
ZeroVM Seed
Apr-13
1.54
Techstars
Start-Up Chile
(Acquired by Rackspace)
SiSense Venture Round
Apr-13
10.00
Battery Ventures
Opus Capital
Genesis Partners
Zettaset Venture Round
Apr-13
5.25
Brocade Communications Systems
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
EPIC Ventures
HighBar Partners
Qubole Series A
Apr-13
7.00
Charles River Ventures
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Venky Harinarayan
Anand Rajaram
GraphLab Series A
May-13
6.75
Madrona Venture Group
New Enterprise Associates
Hortonworks Series C
Jun-13
50.00
Dragoneer Investment Group
Yahoo!
Tenaya Capital
Index Ventures
Benchmark
Infochimps Debt
Jun-13
0.60
*Acquired by CSC
MAANA Seed
Jul-13
2.61
Intel Capital
GE Ventures
Frost Venture Partners
DataStax Series D
Jul-13
45.00
Scale Venture Partners
Next World Capital
Meritech Capital Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Crosslink Capital
DFJ Growth
Salil Deshpande
MapR Series C
Jul-13
5.00
Redpoint Ventures
Mayfield Fund
New Enterprise Associates
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Traeasure Data Series A
Jul-13
5.00
Sierra Ventures
Charles River Ventures
Veristorm Seed
Sep-13
1.00
Sqrrl Series A
Oct-13
5.20
Atlas Venture
Matrix Partners
Talend Venture Round
Dec-13
40.00
Bpifrance
Iris Capital
Silver Lake Sumeru


Some of the funding patterns which came out strongly were:
-          Hadoop Distribution players like Hortonworks, MapR, Datastax got biggest thumbs up from investors which tends to indicate they believe Hadoop as a platform is here to stay.
-          Beyond US, there is a big interest in Israel investment network on Hadoop and Big data companies.
-          Even startups have an offshore-onsite model as shown by companies like Qubole.
-          Seed funding greater than 1 million dollar is not an exception but a common norm.
-          Even debt is not a bad option as shown by Infochimps which was later acquired by CSC.
-          There were very few single investors funding.

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