Aiven is a cloud technology startup that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure.

Aiven leverages the complete open source ecosystem of extensions and tools to create highly-performant data pipelines for event-driven applications on all major clouds.

Aiven was founded in 2016 by Oskari Saarenmaa, Hannu Valtonen, Heikki Nousiainen and Mika Eloranta. The company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with offices in Berlin, Germany and Sydney, Australia and Boston, Massachusetts.

Aiven's mission is to allow developers to focus on building awesome applications without worrying about data infrastructure management.

Aiven offers Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, InfluxDB, and Grafana in more than 80 regions around the world on AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, Packet, and UpCloud cloud platforms.


Aiven democratizes access to the latest open source technologies by offering fully-managed services for popular open source projects like Apache Kafka and Cassandra, Elasticsearch, M3 and PostgreSQL in the public cloud. Aiven now serves over 500 businesses worldwide, including Atlassian, Comcast, OVO Energy and Toyota, and is available on all major public clouds.


Aiven is backed by IVP, Earlybird VC, Lifeline Ventures, Risto Siilasmaa, chairman of Nokia, Olivier Pomel, founder of Datadog and others. The company raised $40M in a Series B financing on Feb 05, 2020. This brings Aiven's total funding to $50M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $50M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Helsinki
  • State: Helsinki
  • Country: Finland
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