MinIO is a High Performance Object Storage released under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0. It is API compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service.

MinIO is pioneering high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud.

MinIO was founded in 2014 by Anand Babu Periasamy, Garima Kapoor and Harshavardhana. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.


MinIO offers a host of enterprise features including inline erasure coding, bit-rot detection, state-of-the-art encryption, active-active replication, object locking, lifecycle management and identity + access management.


MinIO's performance dramatically exceeds comparable object stores, delivering tens of gigabytes of data per node in throughput. It is the object store of choice for leading machine learning frameworks, analytics applications, databases, web applications and other performance-oriented workloads.


MinIO has more than 1.2M active deployments on the public cloud, private cloud and edge. This includes public cloud deployments on Google Kubernetes Engine, Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service, Azure Kubernetes Service, private cloud deployments on Red Hat OpenShift, VMware Tanzu, HPE Ezmeral, SUSE Rancher as well as millions of colocation and edge deployments.


MinIO is backed by Intel Capital, Softbank Vision Fund 2, General Catalyst, Dell Technologies Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, and others. The company raised $103M in Series B round on Jan 26, 2022. This brings MinIO's total funding to $126.3M to date. The latest round mints MinIO a unicorn with a valuation of $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $126.3M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1B as of Jan 26, 2022
  • City/Town: Palo Alto
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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