VP Sales EMEA   |   UK/EU   |   14th April 2021

Cockroach Labs appoints Gareth Whiting as VP Sales EMEA


Renaissance is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Whiting as VP Sales EMEA for Cockroach Labs, based in the UK.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in New York, Cockroach Labs is a computer software company that is looking to disrupt the $80bn global database market. Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB a highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database. Their offering is exceptionally scalable, resilient and stable. This enables their clients to undertake digital transformation in a modern cloud environment and at huge scale. As a result, CockroachDB is in use at some of the world's largest enterprises across all industries, including Equifax, Bose, Comcast as well as some of the largest companies in banking, retail, and media. Fuelling their growth is their three-pronged approach of open source, cloud and on-prem products.

The company has been through five rounds of funding and completed their Series E funding of $160m in January 2021 at a valuation of $2bn. Altimeter Capital and Bond co-led this round, with participation from new investors Greenoaks and Lone Pine plus the existing syndicate of Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Capital and FirstMark Capital. This funding came on top of a $86m Series D funding in May 2020, and brings the total raised to $355m.

Gareth joins to provide the sales leadership for Cockroach’s expansion in EMEA, to drive significant growth and profitability in the region. Gareth is directly responsible for executing the overall sales strategy in EMEA and growing the team, both by size and geographical coverage. Gareth spent his previous years running EMEA sales for prominent SaaS organisations Sumo Logic and Delphix. We wish him the best of luck in this exciting adventure.

For more information, please visit www.cockroachlabs.com


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