Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup that supplies quite a few developers and operator resources and services around the GraphQL query language, Announced it has raised a $22 million growth financing round co-led from Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners.
with participation from current investors Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network, In association with the funding, Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will link the Apollo Board of Directors.
Co-founder and CEO Geoff Schmidt explained that the cash infusion will fuel investments in Apollo’s open source and commercial offerings. Currently, paying customers include big-name companies like Airbnb, GitHub, The New York Times, OpenTable, CNBC, Expedia, Airbnb, Audi, SurveyMonkey, and Ticketmaster.
“There is basically a missing piece where we think about how people build apps today, which is the piece that connects the billions of devices out there,” Geoff Schmidt told TechCrunch. “You probably don’t just have one app anymore, you probably have three, for the web, iOS, and Android. Or maybe six. And if you’re a two-sided marketplace, you’ve got one for buyers, one for sellers and another for your ops team.”
Apollo’s platform provides an accounting of changes as they affect schema and customer tools which let users define a single GraphQL API declaratively from separate modules. In manufacturing, an implementation gateway validates the entire schema, computes a query plan for every incoming performance, and federates the operation’s execution across providers.
The business intends to use the new funding to build out its technologies to scale its own area team to support the enterprises which bet on its technology, for example, open-source technologies that power both the services.