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Loggly Scores $10.5 Million for leading Cloud-based Log Management service

By Hoover J. Beaver 03 Sep 2013

Series B investment from current investors as well as new investors Cisco and Data Collective affirms strength of Loggly’s opportunity

San Francisco, Calif. — September 3, 2013 — Loggly, the world’s most popular cloud-based log management service, has attracted $10.5 million in new capital from high-profile tech investors eager to support the company’s rapid growth. Incumbent investors Trinity Ventures, True Ventures and Matrix Partners were joined in the new round — which increased total venture financing in Loggly to $20.9 million — by leaders including Cisco and Data Collective Venture Capital, whose team’s Big Data focus led to early stage investments in pioneers such as MemSQL, Square and Couchbase.

Cisco and Data Collective are joining the Loggly family at a time when market forces are propelling the San Francisco company to new heights. The business grew 5X over the last year. The company also announced today the availability of it’s second generation platform which is expected to accelerate the company’s growth.

Cloud-centric businesses — organizations who conduct their business primarily over the Internet like e-commerce, gaming, social-media, mobile, advertising, SaaS and the like — rely heavily on cloud applications and infrastructure to operate. These businesses generate tremendous volumes of log data every day, creating an opportunity for companies with the proper analytical tools to use the data to optimize systems and improve business performance. Loggly was the first cloud service designed specifically for this customer group and use case. Its Responsive Log ManagementTM platform is used by over 3,500 companies, including Electronic Arts, Intuit, PGI, Salesforce, Samsung and Uber, to capture, analyze, monitor and report on log data in real time.

“Processing log data is the first big data problem that every cloud-centric organization faces, whether they are a pure play Internet company or a division of a large diversified company.” said Charlie Oppenheimer, CEO at Loggly. “These organizations know that rapidly recognizing insights from log data is critical to maintaining a world-class operation. Yet they also know that developing or running their own log management systems saps valuable resources away from their core business focus. Combine this with the obvious pedal-to-the-metal growth of these customers, and it’s easy to recognize what an extraordinary opportunity we have in front of us.”

“We’re at the beginning stages of a massive shift taking place in the way companies both view data as key to their success and are comfortable with this critical data residing in the cloud,” said Matt Ocko, co-Managing Partner at Data Collective Venture Capital. “Log data is some of the most foundational and valuable data that companies generate, and it is increasingly cloud-first. Loggly is the first company to truly understand this shift and implement a solution tailor-made for cloud-first organizations. With thousands of customers, a drop-dead awesome product addressing a huge market, and proven leadership, Loggly has exactly the combination of assets we look for in an investment.”

“Cloud-based IT solutions are democratizing IT and bringing powerful solutions to companies that don’t want the cost and complexity of legacy software systems. We’ve seen other high-performing companies across our portfolio like New Relic, MongoHQ, StackMob and dotCloud leverage this strategy to successfully reach tens of thousands of customers. We couldn’t be more excited to watch the same process unfold at Loggly,” said Dan Scholnick, General Partner at Trinity Ventures.

About Loggly
Loggly is the world’s most popular cloud-based log management solution, used by more than 3,500 happy customers to effortlessly spot problems in real-time, easily pinpoint root causes and resolve issues faster to ensure application success. Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, the company is backed by Trinity Ventures, True Ventures, Matrix Partners, Cisco, Data Collective Venture Capital and others. Visit the Loggly website: www-staging.loggly.com. Follow @Loggly on Twitter.


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