Metaplane raises $8.4 mn in funding led by Khosla Ventures

Metaplane, a developer of data observability product, announced a $8.4 million seed round – led by Khosla Ventures.
Dollar spending on technologyThere was participation from Flybridge Ventures, Stage 2 Capital, and several angels including the founders of HubSpot, Okta, and Vercel.

Metaplane was founded by Kevin Hu, who holds a PhD in data visualization and machine learning from MIT, and Peter Casinelli and Guru Mahendran, who were founding engineers on the HubSpot CRM.

Metaplane’s data observability platform offers data teams a better solution for discovering and acting on data issues before they affect stakeholders downstream. It automatically monitors modern data stacks from warehouses to BI dashboards, identifies normal behavior (e.g. lineage, volumes, distributions, freshness), and then alerts the right people when anomalies arise.

Metaplane has over 100 teams using its product to discover, debug, and mitigate data issues, including teams at Imperfect Foods, Mux, and Reforge. The product is self-serve — allowing data and analytics engineers to connect their data sources and start monitoring in less than 30 minutes.