It is not part of Next40, but it is the illustration of another French Tech, one which escapes French investors and which is in fact excluded from any communication. Created in 2010 in New York by two centralists, Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc, Datadog, the startup has raised 149 million dollars from investors in the United States.
Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc met at the beginning of 2000 in the IBM research center in North New York, before joining Wireless Generation, a startup in edtech for which they were to set up the technical team.
Datadog offers a tool for monitoring server infrastructures and business applications. Fun fact, the company had distinguished itself during the launch of Pokemon Go by an application developed by one of its developers, Is Pokémon Go Down Or Not, which allowed to know the state of his connection to the game.
Datadog currently has more than 1,300 employees, including 200 in France, the rest of the teams being based in New York and Boston.
To ensure its international development, Datadog has just succeeded in its introduction to the Nasdaq by raising nearly 650 million dollars and exceeding the valuation of 10 billion dollars.
A successful investment for Iconiq Capital, Index Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, and RTP Ventures.