ArangoDB Finalizes 4.2 Million Euro Investment Led by Target Partners

Funding to accelerate and strengthen the company’s US-based presence

Munich/Cologne (Germany), June 29, 2017: – ArangoDB GmbH (, the company behind one of the fastest growing next generation databases, closed the final tranche of a 4.2 million Euro investment led by Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners (

The company is developing the open-source NoSQL database ArangoDB, which combines three major data models (graph, key/value, JSON-documents) in one database and with one query language. ArangoDB allows startups and enterprises to speed up innovation cycles, simplify technology stacks and increase on-time and on-budget delivery of software projects.

Claudius Weinberger, Co-Founder and CEO, declared: “We’ve found in Target Partners a supportive and knowledgeable investor. After reaching important business milestones and expanding our customer footprint globally, we will use this funding to further accelerate and strengthen our US-based presence.”

ArangoDB is on an upward growth trajectory. The company recently hired key executives from the likes of MongoDB, MariaDB, and Oracle, further enhancing its customer facing functions. Talented engineers joined from Dell/EMC research lab to extend product leadership.

Kurt Müller, Partner at Target Partners said: “Our investment in ArangoDB has proved to be very successful. After gaining traction on the product side, the company aggressively moved to sign landmark deals with some of the largest global organizations. This motivated us to further invest in the team and the growth.”

ArangoDB has an enthusiastic global community with over 2 million downloads so far and already close to 4,000 github stargazers. Over 3,000 organizations, including Fortune 50 companies, currently use ArangoDB worldwide for various use-cases including e-commerce, Internet of things, analytics, fraud detection, personalization, and genomic research. With its newly released Enterprise Edition, the company enables enterprises to scale deployments, including high-performance graph cases.


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About ArangoDB GmbH

One database, one query language and three data models. With more than 2 million downloads, ArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database. It combines the power of graphs, with JSON documents and a key-value store. ArangoDB makes all your data-models accessible with a single elegant declarative query language.

ArangoDB is the simple, versatile and performant answer to many challenges facing developers, startups and enterprises in the near and far future. Reducing complexity and increasing productivity is the mission of ArangoDB GmbH, the company behind the product.

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Jan Stücke (Head of Communication) Hohenstaufenring 43-45, 50674 Cologne, Germany Phone: +49(0) 221 2722 999 0 Email:

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With €300 million under management, Target Partners is one of the leading early-stage venture capital firms in Germany. Target Partners invests in new start-up and early-stage companies and supports them with venture capital during their build-out and expansion phases. With many years of experience as managers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the team at Target Partners supports entrepreneurs in developing and marketing products and services, building organizations, raising money and taking companies public in Europe and the United States.

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