Snowflake co-founder and president of product Benoit Dageville is coming to TC Sessions: Enterprise


In the case of a cloud success story, Snowflake checks all of the packing containers. It’s a SaaS product going after business giants. It has raised bushels of money and grown extraordinarily quickly — and the story is continuous to develop for the cloud information lake firm.

In September, Snowflake’s co-founder and president of product Benoit Dageville will be a part of us at our inaugural TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise occasion on September 5 in San Francisco.

Dageville based the corporate in 2012 with Marcin Zukowski and Thierry Cruanes with a mission to deliver the database, a market that had been dominated for many years by Oracle, to the cloud. Later, the corporate started specializing in information lakes or information warehouses, large collections of information, which had been beforehand saved on premises. The thought of transferring these parts to the cloud was a reasonably radical notion in 2012.

It started by supporting its merchandise on AWS, and extra just lately expanded to incorporate support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

The corporate began elevating cash shortly after its founding, modestly at first, then a lot, a lot sooner in big chunks. Traders included a Silicon Valley who’s who akin to Sutter Hill, Redpoint, Altimeter, Iconiq Capital and Sequoia Capital .

Snowflake fund raising by round. Chart: Crunchbase

Snowflake fund elevating by spherical. Chart: Crunchbase

The latest rounds got here final yr, beginning with a massive $263 million investment in January. The corporate went again for extra in October with an even larger $450 million round.

It introduced on business veteran Bob Muglia in 2014 to guide it by way of its preliminary progress spurt. Muglia left the corporate earlier this yr and was changed by former ServiceNow chairman and CEO Frank Slootman.

TC Sessions: Enterprise (September 5 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Heart) will tackle the massive challenges and promise going through enterprise firms as we speak. TechCrunch’s editors will deliver to the stage founders and leaders from established and rising firms to deal with rising questions, just like the promised revolution from machine studying and AI, clever advertising automation and the inevitability of the cloud, in addition to the outer reaches of know-how, like quantum computing and blockchain.

Tickets at the moment are accessible for purchase on our website at the early-bird rate of $395.

Scholar tickets are simply $245 – grab them here.

We now have a restricted variety of Startup Demo Packages accessible for $2,000, which incorporates 4 tickets to attend the occasion.

For every ticket bought for TC Classes: Enterprise, additionally, you will be registered for a complimentary Expo Solely move to TechCrunch Disrupt SF on October 2-4.


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