Barefoot Networks

Barefoot Networks is a computer networking company that designs and produces programmable network switch silicon, systems and software.

Barefoot offers three products Barefoot P4, Barefoot Deep Insight & Barefoot Tofino.

Barefoot Networks was founded in 2013, and was co-founded by Nick McKeown, Martin Izzard, Pat Bosshart, later Dan Lenoski joined in 2014 and was also given co-founder status. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Barefoot P4 Studio provides a complete suite of tools for P4 program development, simulation, resource visualization and debugging. Barefoot Deep Insight is the first to provide the four ground truths for every packet in the network. And Barefoot Tofino is the world’s first end-user programmable Ethernet switch. It is built using a Protocol Independent Switch Architecture (PISA) and is P4-programmable. 

Barefoot Networks uses programmability to enable enterprises, mega-scale data centers, and telco providers to introduce new functions and features without compromising performance.


Barefoot is is backed by all the major venture players including Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Dell, Google, Alibaba Group and Tencent.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $155.4M in 5 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M-$150M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Undisclosed
  • City/Town: Santa Clara
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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