Fluree, a North Carolina-headquartered startup that provides a leading blockchain-backed data management platform, today announced substantial company momentum across key growth areas. An additional round of funding, enterprise partnerships, and a growing ecosystem of integrations, startups and SIs, as well as a strong focus on product development, are setting Fluree up for increased market penetration and augmentation in 2020.
Influx of Strategic Venture Capital Funding
Following a Seed Round raise of $4.73M in June 2019, Fluree has secured additional strategic investment from Ridgeline Ventures, Engage VC, and Good Growth Capital. The influx of capital will allow the Fluree team to expand its market presence in key verticals and gain unique relationships with Global 2000 companies across the industry spectrum.
Enterprise Partnerships: Wake Forest Digital Health, U.S. Air Force
Fluree recently announced a strategic partnership with Wake Forest Digital Health Group and a contract with the U.S. Air Force. The Wake Forest partnership will involve building a clinical data management tool with advanced visual analytics and graph database technology. For the USAF, Fluree will build an encrypted, distributed, blockchain-backed graph database for secure, multi-domain command-and-control communications.
An Ecosystem of Startups, Systems Integrators on the Fluree Platform
Startup customers building on the Fluree platform have experienced streamlined time-to-market from proof of concept to minimum viable product to GA, resulting in faster funding cycles. Startups building on Fluree include end-to-end insurtech platform Benekiva, supply chain marketplace TrustClarity, decentralized ad data network Fabric, IP protection platform IdeaBlock, digital donation platform One Donation, and the Soil Health Institute.
Fluree also recently launched its Global Partner Program which includes a bevy of partnerships with ISVs and systems integrators with deep domain expertise in key industries and regions. These include SaaS Application Providers, Data-centric consulting firms and blockchain experts around the world. Smashing Boxes, Semantic Arts, SSB Digital, Envision Blockchain, Sofocle Technologies and Codete are some of the most recent additions to the Fluree SI community.
New Features, Cloud and Platform Integrations
Fluree is now available on the leading cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Fluree recently released a stable 0.14.0 and a beta 0.15.0 version of its core product to its community with over 13,000 downloads and a feature set focused on making the technology accessible and developer-friendly. Key features include:
- Command-Line Interface for reading and verifying Fluree ledger files and consensus logs without having to open a Fluree node.
- Fully Asynchronous Queries, allowing for 100,000+ queries/node/second
- API endpoints to retrieve Ledger and Block Stats
- Full-text search in 10 languages enabled in analytical queries
Additionally, Fluree has partnered with Storj.io and the Zeeve Platform to augment network DevOps capabilities and streamlining deployment. Storj.io and Fluree have developed a backup integration for Tardigrade, an enterprise decentralized cloud storage solution, enabling developers to create and back up snapshots of their Fluree ledger instances and stream them to the Storj network. The Zeeve partnership accelerates deployment and eases maintenance of a Fluree blockchain, providing intuitive dashboards, single-click deployments and a faster time-to-market of Fluree products.
About Fluree, PBC
Founded in 2016 by Brian Platz and Flip Filipowski, Fluree PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fluree is an enterprise data management platform that guarantees data integrity, facilitates secure data sharing, and powers data-driven insights. The Fluree platform organizes blockchain-secured data in a scalable semantic graph database – establishing a foundational layer of trusted data for connected and intelligent data ecosystems. For more information, follow Fluree on Twitter or LinkedIn, or visit flur.ee.