Cloud storage company Wasabi has raised $112 million in Series C funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from existing investors. The funding round follows Wasabi’s $27.5M in debt financing announced in January. The C round brings Wasabi’s total equity financing to $219 million.
The valuation of the C round was roughly triple the valuation of the company’s most recent equity round, which closed almost exactly one year ago.
Wasabi’s revenue and storage under management has also tripled in the last year with deployed storage recently passing one exabyte. The company has 22,000 customers and a channel network of more than 5,000 partners worldwide. The company has data centers in the US, Europe and Japan available.
“The cloud IaaS market has experienced tremendous growth over the last year, primarily fueled by businesses’ needs to support new ways of working, while also delivering more digital goods and services to customers,” said Andrew Smith, Research Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Services at IDC. “As cloud data migrations and hybrid cloud adoption continues to accelerate, Wasabi is well-positioned to deliver IaaS storage solutions that meet buyer needs for consistent, transparent pricing, as well as integration across multiple cloud and on-premises storage environments.”
Opening New Data Centers Globally
Proceeds from this funding will be used to further expand the Wasabi’s network of resellers, technology alliance partners, and distributor. It will also be used to open data centers in many new international markets, and to significantly grow its internal team across all fronts including development, sales, support, marketing, administration and operations. Wasabi will also use the proceeds to make further investments in building its brand internationally and providing additional marketing support for its channel partners.
“This new funding is a watershed event for Wasabi,” said David Friend, CEO and co-founder of Wasabi. “With revenues tripling for each of the last 3 years and over $100 million of new investment led by one of the world’s largest and most prestigious financial institutions, our customers will know that their data is in the hands of a reliable, fast-growing company with the substantial resources to meet their growing needs. Storing the world’s data in the cloud is one of the biggest opportunities in the IT industry, and we are now well-positioned to secure a leadership role in the evolution of the cloud. We will continue to invest in our proprietary software, grow our channel, enhance our brand and expand storage capacity around the world.”