Pivotal is a software company that provides digital transformation technology and services. Its Cloud Native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands.

Pivotal combines platform, tools, and methodology to help the world’s largest companies adapt to change and deliver exceptional user experiences.

Pivotal Software was formed in 2012 after spinning out of EMC Corporation and VMware (which was majority-owned by EMC). The name came from the Pivotal Labs LLC which had been acquired by EMC, and briefly used the name GoPivotal, Incorporated. The company is based in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California and spread across a number of locations globally, including New York, London and Singapore.

Pivotal provides cloud platform hosting, business transformation services, enterprise application design environments, containers, microservices, and consulting services for in-house programming teams focusing on agile software development methodologies. Divisions include Pivotal Labs (consulting services), Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and a group developing big data products.   

Pivotal is helping organizations innovate—and surpass their competition. Its platform and methodology are optimized for modern software development. Pivotal has 383 customers including Ford, BOEING, Kroger, DBS, COMCAST, The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Bloomberg, Humana etc.

Pivotal unleashes software-developer productivity, and creates an environment for innovation to scale, while fulfilling our mission to transform how the world builds software.

Pivotal investors include Dell, Ford, GE, Microsoft, and VMware. The company has raised a total of $1.7B in funding. Pivotal was last valued at $2.6B during it's last funding of a "Series C" round on May 5, 2016.


Pivotal went public on Mar 2018, with a IPO valuation of $3.9B the company raised $555M during the event.


Pivotal was acquired by VMware for $2.7B on Aug 22, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $1.7B in 3 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: $169.2M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 1,001-5,000
  • Business Valuation: Acquired for $2.7B on Aug 23, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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