Kaminario Raises $75M, Approaches Unicorn Status
January 28, 2015 | Israeli flash storage company Kaminario announced today it has closed a $75 million financing round. This bringing the company’s total funding to $218 million since it was founded in 2008. The latest round was led by Waterwood Group with a mix of new and existing investors, including Sequoia, Pitango, Lazarus, Silicon Valley Bank and Globespan Capital Partners. The new capital will be used to accelerate go-to-market initiatives, expand Kaminario’s global presence, and fuel R&D. Last month Israeli company Zirra, which uses AI to evaluate startups, estimated that Kaminario was worth $811 million. This latest financing must surely mean it is now a unicorn worth more than $1 billion. Kaminario was founded by CEO Dani Golan, Ofir Dubovi and Moshe Selfin. The company is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts and has its development center in Yokneam, near Haifa.