MariaDB Investors

MariaDB is funded by leading investment firms and technology companies, including Alibaba Cloud, Intel Capital, ServiceNow, California Technology Ventures, Runa Capital, Tesi, SmartFin and Open Ocean.

Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloudthe cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organisations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investment and M&A organization, backs innovative startups targeting computing and smart devices, cloud, datacenter, security, the Internet of Things, wearable and robotic technologies and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11.8 billion in 1,478 companies worldwide, and 617 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Through its business development programs, Intel Capital curates thousands of introductions each year between its portfolio executives and Intel’s customers and partners in the Global 2000.


ServiceNow was started in 2004 with the belief that getting simple stuff done at work can be easy, and getting complex multi‑step tasks completed can be painless. From the beginning, ServiceNow envisioned a world where anyone can create powerful workflows to get enterprise work done. Today, ServiceNow, is the cloud‑based platform that simplifies the way we work. The ServiceNow cloud services automate, predict, digitize and optimize business processes and tasks, from IT to Customer Service to Security Operation and to Human Resources, creating a better experience for your employees, users and customers while transforming your enterprise. ServiceNow is how work gets done.

California Technology Ventures

California Technology Ventures is an early stage venture company primarily focused on two industries: Information and Communications Technology (such as computer hardware, telecommunications, software, semiconductors, and Internet) and Life Sciences (such as bio-pharmaceuticals and medical devices). Their mission is to build world-class companies by providing capital, resources, and guidance to promising and passionate entrepreneurs and their teams.

Runa Capital

Runa Capital is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in software applications and infrastructure for the new economy. They've invested in over 40 companies in 11 different countries. Runa Capital focus areas include deep tech like infrastructure, disruptive applications in regulated markets like fin-tech, healthcare and education, and B2B SaaS.


Tesi is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing both in funds and directly in companies. They offer promising growth companies business expertise and international networks, enabling a company to pursue its growth strategy.

SmartFin Capital

SmartFin Capital is a technology Private Equity fund managed by a strong team that combines financial, operational and entrepreneurial experience supporting its portfolio companies in their growth ambitions. They target growth technology companies, headquartered in Europe and the United Kingdom that display the potential for significant value creation.

Open Ocean

Open Ocean is a venture capital company investing in disruptive technology startups and helping them to success. Open Ocean was the first major investor in the open source database company MySQL AB, which was sold to Sun Microsystems for $1B in 2008. Open Ocean is backed by MySQL and MariaDB co-founder Michael "Monty" Widenius. The firm’s key strengths are its insight in the global software and Internet industry, its experience expanding and leveraging open source and large user communities, and its knowledge of how to grow a small local European company to a worldwide operation.