Rubrik $261m investment for market expansion

The cloud data management specialist Rubrik has recently closed a significantly financial feat. The company has announced a US$261 million Series E investment at a $3.3 billion valuation with new investor Bain Capital Ventures. In addition, existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures, and IVP were also strong contributors.

According to Rubrik co-founder and CEO Bipul Sinha, this brings a total value raised to over $553 million.

“Our previous fundraising in 2017 was focused on global expansion and increasing our reach into the enterprise market. Now, with thousands of customers around the world, industry-leading customer satisfaction ratings, and numerous analyst and industry awards, we have customers asking us to solve new challenges,” says Sinha.

“This new capital will speed the introduction of exciting new products in 2019 that will solve those customer challenges and significantly expand our strategic footprint in the enterprise.”

The company declares that its latest batch of funding will go towards general corporate purposes, continued innovation for future projects and to support the launch of major new products that are set to be announced later this year.

“Rubrik has won the trust and loyalty of large enterprise customers around the globe by offering a simple and reliable solution that solves the challenge of protecting and managing data in a hybrid cloud world,” says Bain Capital Ventures partner and former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem.

“When we met Bipul, we were instantly impressed with his vision as well as the skill and tenacity of his team. Given my experience leading the largest enterprise data protection company, we are confident that Rubrik is positioned to win and be the market leader in enterprise cloud data management.”

Rubrik is confident that the new products that have been announced are fast approaching release and will further capitalize on the explosion of data and the rapid enterprise transition to public cloud. Research from IDC (International Data Corporation), a global market intelligence firm, shows how the market has been benefited, as overall data management has spent an estimated $48 billion.

Bipul Sinha declares that the company has been looking to expand its investment in the go-to-market activities, with its major partners, that include Microsoft, Cisco, AWS, SAP, Nutanix, Oracle, VMware, Google Cloud, and Pure Storage, to name some.

“Rubrik has differentiated itself as the industry pioneer and leader in the large and growing cloud data management market at an unprecedented speed,” says Ravi Mahtre, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.

“We believe Rubrik will fundamentally change the way enterprise IT operates over the next decade. That’s why it is one of the capstone investments in Lightspeed’s global portfolio.”

Rubrik has more than 1,300 employees around the world in three locations in the US, as well as in Ireland, the Netherlands, India, and Tokyo.