Macrometa raises $7 million in seed funding as CEO notes ‘the edge is our oyster’

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Macrometa, a provider of edge computing infrastructure for developers, has announced $7 million (£5.4m) in seed funding in a round led by DNX Ventures.

The company, in its own words, is ‘fuelled by a vision of enabling developers to build apps and APIs without any limitations of time, space, and cloud architectures.’ To do this, the emergence of edge computing, where computations are made closer to the data source, is seen as the answer.

“Our mission is to make every developer a hero by making globally distributed application development and deployment simple and instant,” the company notes. “This for us means taking responsibility for the entire experience of building and running cloud and edge apps. To do this, we must provide the most globally distributed stateful edge runtime, deep capillated networks and a developer experience second to none.”

Macrometa’s Global Data Network service offers a low latency, globally distributed streaming NoSQL database, enabling developers to build and run stateful data-powered apps and API backends across a network of global data centres.

As cloud providers and telecoms providers increasingly collaborate for edge – combining infrastructure with network expertise, not to mention the promise of 5G – the role of developers in this ecosystem, to create apps, becomes especially important.

Chetan Venkatesh, founder and CEO of Macrometa, said there were ‘wonderful lessons, people and experiences’ for the company since closing the funding round.

“To the Macrometa family spread across the US, Europe and India – congrats to all of us – the edge is our oyster,” added Venkatesh.

You can find out more about Macrometa here.

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