Looker

  • Looker’s latest looks to simplify data integrations

    Looker’s latest looks to simplify data integrations

    Looker is holding its Join user conference this week, and these affairs often involve a new release to show off to customers. Today, the company released Looker 5, which they say will make it easier for employees to make use of data in their work lives. Company CEO Frank Bien believes there is a growing group of people, who need quick access to data to do their jobs. “At a high level… Read More

  • Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D

    Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D

    Business intelligence platform Looker is announcing an $81.5 million Series D today led by CapitalG. Rather than compete in segmented markets against visualization and data preparation startups, Looker wants to own the vertical of business intelligence. The company supports the adoption of enterprise machine learning by providing a source of clean and reliable data. Read More

  • Looker expands beyond the confines of the application in its latest release

    Looker expands beyond the confines of the application in its latest release

    The application is where we traditionally tend to work with a piece of software, but with the increasing use of APIs, sometimes the application is just one way of interacting with the tool. Looker announced version 4 of its data visualization tool today with expanded ways to make use of the data beyond the interface itself. Sure, they updated the interface as part of today’s broad… Read More

  • Looker’s slick Slack integration inserts data directly into conversations

    Looker’s slick Slack integration inserts data directly into conversations

    Looker, a data visualization and business intelligence startup announced a new component today that brings Looker data directly into Slack conversations without having to access the program separately. The new tool is called Looker Slack Bot and is built using the Slack bot technology. It provides a way for users working in Slack to access data related to the discussion.  They may want a… Read More

  • Looker Analytics Platform Scores $48 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins

    Looker Analytics Platform Scores $48 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins

    Looker is trying to simplify the way companies use analytics and today it announced $48 million in Series C funding to continue the mission. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Previous investors Redpoint Ventures, Meritech and Sapphire Ventures also participated. This round doubles their total raised to date to $96 million. This funding round comes less than… Read More

  • Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker, a business intelligence startup co-founded by early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps Lloyd Tabb, has raised another $30 million in Series B funding, money that co-founder and CEO Frank Bien says will be used to invest in growing the company’s technology organically — not by acquisition. “We’re a tech company and will continue to lead with… Read More

  • Looker Takes $2M From First Round And PivotNorth To Build ‘A Sequel To SQL’ For Business Intelligence

    Looker Takes $2M From First Round And PivotNorth To Build ‘A Sequel To SQL’ For Business Intelligence

    Looker Data Sciences, a business intelligence startup founded by an early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps, is today emerging from stealth mode and announcing $2 million in funding from First Round Capital and PivotNorth to build out its business based on a new, easier-to-use approach to SQL called LookML — what it describes as a “sequel to SQL.” Read More