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Quild #71: Ascend.io
Data automation cloud
This is the Quild daily, highlighting one early-stage startup that has statistically significant signals of becoming a unicorn.
Ascend.io provides advanced automation for data and analytics engineering workloads. Ascend unifies the core capabilities of data engineering—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a single platform so that data teams deliver 10x faster.
Repeat venture-backed exited founder
Sean founded Ooyala (raised from Sierra Ventures and others), which Brightcove bought
Top company alumni
Sean was an engineer at Google for 3 years
Top university alumni
Sean graduated from Stanford (BS, MS)
Midas list investors
Tiger Global led series B
Accel led series A
Lightspeed and Sequoia co-led seed
Felicis participated in series A
8VC participated in series A
Note: Team hasn’t grown much over the past year, but after raising series B they now have a lot of job openings - check it out here.
Till tomorrow, Kenn