Apollo raises $130M to pioneer the Graph for app developers
Apollo makes open-source graph technology that makes app development faster and more accessible for everyone.

They are the leading open-source GraphQL implementation with 17M downloads per month and the only end-to-end cloud management solution for GraphQL.

GraphQL is an open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data. GraphQL was developed internally by Facebook in 2012 before being publicly released in 2015.

86% of JavaScript developers rank GraphQL as the top technology they want to learn.

The $130M Series D was led by Insight Ventures, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners.

This new round values Apollo at over $1.5B.

Be on the lookout for an Apollo IPO in a couple of years 👀

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Aquiba Benarroch, CFA's avatar
This is great. Financial applications are increasingly being driven by data accessed via APIs. GraphQL is like the Google AdWords of APIs allowing visibility into apps and data usage.
Nathan Worden's avatar
@aquiba that’s a good way to put it. APIs are going to continue to pull financial applications closer and closer together.