Founded by a Frenchman, the start-up Docker is now worth $ 1 billion

by bold-lichterman

The American start-up Docker has just raised $ 95 million from Insight Venture Partners, as the main investor, and Coatue, Goldman Sachs, or even Northern Trust, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures.

Launched in March 2013 by the French Solomon Hykes who left the Epitech school in 2006, the company publishes an open source solution for developers. With its data containers, it makes it easier to code applications to the cloud, from computer to computer, via data “containers” with accelerated transfer time.

Valued at $ 1 billion

This is not the first time that the San Francisco-based company has achieved a significant round of funding. In September 2014, she had raised $ 40 million, in $ 15 million in January. In total, it has raised $ 160 million since its launch, and is now valued at around $ 1 billion according to the New York Times.

On the occasion of the documentary We Love Entrepreneurs (which you can review below), the team of Frenchweb met Salomon Hykes, founder of Docker. Next Saturday we will be broadcasting the full interview.