Fauna Raises $27 Million to Continue Providing Cutting Edge Solutions for Developers

Fauna, the data API for client-serverless applications, is receiving $27 million in new funding, enabling the company to grow its ecosystem and help developers build better software faster.

The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from ADDITION and GV. S. Somasegar, Managing Director at Madrona, who will join the Fauna board of directors. Also joining this round are developer tools leader Tom Preston Werner, database pioneer Roger Bamford and existing institutional investors including CRV and Quest Ventures.

FaunaDB offers a web-native GraphQL API that is accessible directly from a browser, mobile client, or serverless function.

Developers can connect to Fauna using a myriad of JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue, Next, Angular, and Nuxt, as well as languages such as Python, Go, Ruby, Java, and Scala.

FaunaDB also integrates with leading developer tools such as Microsoft VS Code and serverless platforms such Amazon AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, Microsoft Azure Functions, Netlify, Vercel, and Cloudflare Workers.

Fauna has transformed the operational database into a data API for client-serverless applications. A web-native GraphQL interface with support for custom business logic and integration with the serverless ecosystem enables developers to simplify code and ship faster.

The underlying globally distributed storage and compute engine is fast, consistent, reliable, and integrates a modern approach to security.

Itself a serverless offering, Fauna is quick to get started with and lets you experience freedom from database operations at any scale.

With serverless and Jamstack principles fast emerging as the architecture of choice for building new mobile and SaaS applications, Fauna has seen its user community rapidly expand to over 25,000 developers. 

Additioanlly, Fauna also welcomes Eric Berg as its new CEO. Berg is a seasoned enterprise software and SaaS leader. 

“Fauna offers a disruptive value proposition at the operational data layer for developers working on the next generation of mobile and web applications.” said Eric Berg, CEO at Fauna. “Application databases have long been associated with functional and operational friction, while being a core component of any application stack. Fauna has the right architecture, the right team and the right investors to deliver massive value to the industry. I am thrilled to be part of this journey.”

Formerly the Chief Product Officer at Okta, he helped grow Okta from its inception to a global leader in identity with 1300 employees, 4500+ customers and over $300M in revenue as a publicly traded company.

Microsoft veteran and former CEO of Snowflake, Bob Muglia, has joined Fauna as Executive Chair and investor. Muglia brings to Fauna over three decades of experience in development tools, databases, and cloud infrastructure. Evan Weaver, co-founder at Fauna, will take on the role of CTO.  

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