MuleSoft — Managing API Integration — Raises $37 Million Round in Preparation for IPO


MuleSoft — which manages APIs and smooths the integration of data and applications — has raised $37 million in a funding round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Salesforce, Lightspeed Venture Partners and others, according to VentureBeat.

MuleSoft’s platform allows business-to-business companies to integrate APIs and data from other companies, particularly when there is customer crossover. MuleSoft currently has 400 paying customers, including big names like Honeywell, Nokia and Walmart, and plans to go public in the “next 12 to 18 months,” according to CEO Greg Schott.

Based in San Francisco, the company is basically capitalizing on all the complications arising from enterprises moving to the cloud. That’s one of the crucial aspects of any disruptive event — everyone’s in a rush to not get left behind, and they’ll usually leave a big, disorganized mess in their wake. And where there is mess, there is economic opportunity to clean the mess. #LessonsFromStartupBook