Xata is excited to announce that they have successfully raised a Series A investment of $30M, co-lead by Redpoint and Index Ventures. This will help the company build the go-to serverless database that engineers have been waiting for, with powerful features including a fully serverless design that provides automatic scaling, ACID transactions, database branches, zero-downtime migrations, and a full-text search engine with analytics.
All of these features are available in conjunction with a beautiful and natural user interface (UI) that feels like a simple spreadsheet, but is capable of inter-table relationships and more.
With this investment, they also formed a new board of directors.
We are incredibly proud to announce that Xata’s board is fully composed of women. Myself (Monica Sarbu) as CEO and founder, Erica Brescia from Redpoint as the director of the board, and Erin Price-Wright from Index Ventures as a board observer. Erica was recently COO at GitHub and co-founder of Bitnami, while Erin has worked previously at Palantir and serves on the boards of companies like Strapi and ClickHouse. Erica and Erin are some of the most capable and impressive people we have met, and we are beyond excited to be working closely together towards creating a game changing database experience for the mass market.
says Monica Sarbu who is the founder and CEO.
The idea for Xata formed when Monica working on a non-profit centered around mentoring underrepresented communities in tech during the COVID-19 pandemic. As she wanted to minimize their operational overhead, they chose to use Jamstack and serverless technologies. This worked well, especially thanks to platforms like Netlify and Vercel, but they also needed a database–and that part was not as easy.