Looker, owned by Google, is a business intelligence software and big data analytics platform that helps you explore, analyze and share real-time business analytics easily.

Looker is pioneering the next generation of business intelligence (BI). It's web-based platform powers the work of data analysts while fueling (and fulfilling) the business user's curiosity. Looker is creating true discovery-driven businesses and unlocking the value of their data, one customer at a time.

Looker was founded in 2012 by Lloyd Tabb and Ben Porterfield. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Dublin, and Tokyo, Japan.

Looker is enabling true discovery-driven businesses, one customer at a time, by unlocking the value of their data.

Looker has over 1,600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter who uses Looker to power their data-driven cultures.


Looker is backed by leading investors including CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures and Goldman Sachs.


Looker has been acquired by Google (Alphabet Inc.) on June 6, 2019 for a massive $2.6B in cash.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $280.5M in 7 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M-$200M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Acquired for $2.6B on June 6, 2019
  • City/Town: Santa Cruz
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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