By Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO – This morning we’re announcing a $100 million financing round we’ll use to double down on the services to make sure we deliver on our business value promises; invest in the core IP and new features of your data virtualization platform; and continue the expansion of our market reach and surrounding ecosystem. As we embark on our next phase of growth, I wanted to share some inside perspective on this, and make sure you know what will NOT change: a relentless focus on delivering results to the customers who make this all possible.
On the services front, we’ve created a new, elite squad of our best engineers with one mission: To ensure the delivery of business results to our customers by tackling the complex touch points between our technology and legacy systems. This new team will be called Actifio Customer Success Engineering (“CSE,” for short) and will be led personally by my co-founder, David Chang. Expect to hear more about this in the coming months, and if you’d like their help with something specific related to our technology, please reach out to me directly.
With respect to the platform, we’ll have more exciting news in just a few weeks, about new capabilities that extend the scale, speed, and support of the Actifio platform. We’re putting the finishing touches on these extensions, but I can tell you the customers who’ve been involved in our beta program are already using them to protect and access data they’d never even been able to reach before.
Thanks to our customers and partners, Actifio is now a billion dollar company with customers in over 30 countries around the world. We grew by 182% last year, and now act as the trusted custodian of over 1 Exabyte of application data. We – and especially I – take this responsibility very seriously.
We know you want a partner in Actifio you can trust, a company with global reach and public financial reporting, a company with game-changing technology embraced by an ecosystem of supporting partners and alliances. Actifio is that company, and as we pass our 5 year anniversary, I also wanted to say thank you to the Actifians who’ve worked so hard to achieve this milestone, the Actifio families who’ve put up with us, and all who have supported us on this wild ride.
And hold on tight. This is only the beginning.