Qumulo is raising more cash.
An SEC filing posted today noted that the Seattle-based startup, which helps clients store, manage, and curate data, has raised $30.6 million of a larger $32.5 million round.
Founded in 2012, Qumulo had previously raised $67 million from firms like Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Highland Capital Partners, and Valhalla Partners. It most recently reeled in a $40 million Series B round in March 2015.
There are some new names listed on today’s SEC filing as directors, including: Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIllwain; Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel; Valhalla Partners Managing General Partner Harry D’Andrea; and Wen Hsieh, U.S. General Partner and China Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
We’ve reached out to Qumulo to find out more details about the investment.
Qumulo, a “Seattle 10” company, officially came out of stealth mode about a year ago after it announced the $40 million Series B round. The company, founded by former Isilon Systems engineers, has built something CEO Peter Godman calls “the world’s first data-aware scale-out network attached storage (NAS) platform” for enterprise companies.
Today the firm offers Core 2.0, software it says helps storage administrators use high-capacity drives (6-10 TB) under multiple operating systems and understand what’s consuming storage and when and why they will run out of storage.
Qumulo raised $2.3 million in a seed round in April 2012, even before it had a clear idea of the product it would eventually create. In time, it formulated a concrete business plan, aiming to not only provide a way to store data, but to actually help companies understand where the consumption of resources is coming from and learn why, in fact, so much data exists in the first place.