Venture capital for delicious data-intensive software
The next generation of internet and data-intensive applications needs new paradigms of compute, distributed infrastructure, and software architectures. As the founders of MySQL, which was one of the first B2B software unicorns from Europe, and the successor company MariaDB (now the “M” in the LAMP stack), the OpenOcean team has a deep understanding of the underlying technology – as well as the data stacks – driving the growth of innovative new digital platforms and services. This allows us to identify and invest in game-changing software start-ups that have unique solutions which can rapidly be adopted globally.
As an investor in A-round European B2B software companies, we are industry agnostic and invest in major technology enablers that help solve real challenges, with a particular interest and focus on the following areas:
DataSeries is a global network of top founders and executives at data-intensive companies. We have a simple mission to facilitate meaningful connections and challenge collective thinking about the future of data. This OpenOcean–led initiative was started to connect founders and corporate executives with each other, whilst exploring key data topics and industries of interest. It is a way for us to learn and give back.