Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale's database-as-a-service

Josh Constine
Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale's database-as-a-service

PlanetScale's founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube. The potential to be a computing backbone that both competes with and complements Amazon's AWS has now attracted a mammoth $22 million Series A for PlanetScale. Led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by the firm's Cultural Leadership Fund, head of the US Digital Service Matt Cutts plus existing investor SignalFire, the round is a tall step up from the startup's $3 million seed it raised a year ago.