Imply is a real-time analytics solution to store, query, and visualize event-driven data.

Imply offers cloud-native analytics platform which enables arbitrary data exploration, low latency data ingestion, and fast aggregations.

Imply was co-founded in 2015 by Fangjin Yang, Gian Merlino, and Vadim Ogievetsky. The company is headquartered in Burlingame, California.


Imply provides a suite of tools to run large-scale analytic workloads. It’s built on Apache Druid, a column-oriented, open source distributed data store written in Java that’s designed to quickly ingest massive quantities of event data and provide low-latency queries on top of that data.


Imply is one of the few analytics solution providers with a true full-stack solution for “analytics-in-motion” use cases. Leveraging the power of Druid, the platform allows customers to create data analytics queries on the fly and receive answers immediately — or almost immediately.


Imply has now surpassed 150 enterprise and digital-native customers, using Imply as the engine for analytics-powered applications that they build, and/or as a complete solution to directly solve internal BI and operational analytics use cases.


Imply is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Thoma Bravo, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, OMERS Growth Equity, Khosla Ventures, Geodesic Capital, and others. The company raised $100M in Series D round on May 17, 2022. This brings Imply's total funding to $215.3M to date. The latest round mints Imply a unicorn with a valuation of $1.1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $215.3M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.1B as of May 17, 2022
  • City/Town: Burlingame
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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