2018 is welcoming one of its newest tech unicorns: Snowflake Computing. After raising $263.5 million, the cloud company is fetching a $1.5 billion valuation. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, a data storage company selling database software that operates in Amazon's cloud, was with us to share why he thinks the unicorn valuation is justified.
Muglia said the valuation is justified, but the company still needs to grow into it. The new funding will put Snowflakes growth in line with Palantir and Slack. Muglia explained how the investment will help the company go up against Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, and Google.
With $473 million in total funding, Snowflake is planning an IPO. The CEO said the company could go public in 2-3 years. Current customers include Capital One, Adobe, Nielsen and Rent the Runway.