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Published: September 27, 2022
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Unravel Data, the first DataOps observability platform
built to meet the needs of modern data teams, today announced that it has closed a $50
million Series D round of funding to accelerate the next generation of DataOps
observability. The round was led by Third Point Ventures, with participation from Bridge
Bank and existing investors that include Menlo Ventures, Point 72, GGV Capital, and
Harmony Capital, bringing the total amount of funding raised by Unravel Data to $107

Unravel Data announced the opening of its Hyderabad office last week, its second
location in India after Bangalore. It also said it plans to accelerate tech talent hiring in
India, and will be tripling its workforce with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, Big
Data, and Cloud DevOps skills.

The investment comes as large enterprises face the challenge of operating an
overwhelming number of data pipelines that are being used for data products, advanced
modeling, and business-critical reporting, and at a time where the complexity of data
systems is heightened by the shift to multi-cloud strategies and burdened by over-
provisioned environments. As a result, data teams are struggling to deliver data
outcomes in the time-efficient manner required and effectively manage the limitless rise
in cloud compute and storage costs.

Unravel Data will use the investment to extend the Unravel Platform to help connect the
dots from every system in the modern data stack within and across the most popular
data ecosystems, including Databricks, Snowflake, Amazon EMR, BigQuery, and
Dataproc. As the number of systems and data pipelines escalate, an entirely new way
to manage and optimize the data pipelines that support the real-time analytics ambitions
of the data-driven enterprise is needed.

“The DataOps observability market is poised to explode as enterprises invest in building
data products that increase customers, revenue, and efficiencies,” said Curtis McKee,
Partner at Third Point Ventures. “We’re excited to partner with Unravel Data, as the
company has paved the way and established a proven track record of success helping

some of the world’s most recognized brands simplify their data operations so they can
bring new data-driven innovations to market.”
“Data engineers and data scientists currently spend more than half their day debugging
and troubleshooting issues on the thousands of data pipelines in their environment,”
said Kunal Agarwal, CEO of Unravel Data. “Just as the DevOps market united the
practice of software development and operations a decade ago to transform the
application lifecycle, data teams require the same kind of full-stack visibility, automation,
and actionable intelligence that meet their needs around data pipeline performance,
cost, and quality.”

Founded by Big Data pioneers Kunal Agarwal and Dr. Shivnath Babu, Unravel Data
was born from the realization that the exponential growth of data combined with the
broad adoption of the public cloud would require an entirely new way to manage and
optimize the data pipelines that support the real-time analytics ambitions of the data-
driven enterprise. Numerous Fortune 100 companies, including two of the top five global
pharmaceutical companies and three of the top 10 financial institutions in the world, rely
on Unravel Data to gain unprecedented visibility across their data stacks, proactively
troubleshoot and optimize their data workloads, and define guardrails to govern costs
and improve predictability. Customers who have deployed Unravel have been able to
double productivity of data teams and ensure data applications run on time, while being
able to scale cost efficiently on the cloud.

“At 84.51 (a Kroger company), we leverage cutting-edge data science and advanced
analytics to create highly personalized experiences for millions of consumers. Our ability
to proactively monitor the performance, cost, and quality of our data pipelines is
foundational to our mission,” said Jeff Lambert, VP of Data Solutions at 84.51°, the
wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, the largest grocery chain in America. “Unravel
enables us to see across our entire data environment, enabling our team to quickly
understand which workloads are running well and which ones are having issues, and
make recommendations on how we can fix the problems.”
As part of the new funding, Curtis McKee, Partner at Third Point Ventures, will be
joining Unravel Data’s Board of Directors.

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