In May, Astronomer closed $13.6 million in Series A Funding led by Venrock, with participation from Grand Ventures, Refinery Ventures, Bain Capital, Sierra Ventures, and Frontline Ventures. This investment further validates Airflow’s worldwide momentum and Astronomer’s success in designing and operating Astronomer Cloud, the fastest growing multi-tenant Airflow as a Service platform. Over the last year, Airflow has enjoyed unprecedented growth, surging to over 450,000 downloads per month since becoming a top level Apache project last year.
“With this investment, Astronomer is accelerating our vision of enterprise grade Airflow,” said Joe Otto, CEO of Astronomer. “We are pouring investment and resources back into the project to bolster the already impressive capabilities of Airflow, and are partnering with some of the leading organizations in the world to create an enterprise grade standard for Airflow.”
Tim Streit (General Partner) wrote more about our decision to invest in Astronomer here.