Softbank Leads $30 Million Investment in Cloud Storage Startup Pliops
The company develops a storage processor with a low computational load, making networking and storage infrastructure more scalable
SoftBank Ventures Asia, an early stage investment fund set up by Japanese telecommunication company SoftBank Group Corporation, led a $30 million investment round in cloud storage startup Pliops Ltd., the latter announced Wednesday. Intel Capital, as well as Israel-based venture capital firms State of Mind Ventures (SOMV) and Viola Ventures also participated in the round.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in central Israel, Pliops develops a storage processor with a low computational load, making networking and storage infrastructure more scalable. “We have developed a new product category that integrates hardware and software to simplify the structure of storage solutions, resulting in a 50% improvement in performance," Uri Beitler, CEO and co-founder of Pliops said in a phone interview with Calcalist.
Pliops will use the funds to expand its teams in the U.S., Israel, and China, the company said in a statement.
Pliops' co-founders. Photo: Pliops
Pliops has raised $40 million to date, according to company statements.