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Couchbase Listed as Forbes' 2018 Next Billion-Dollar Startup

October 17, 2018
Leading NoSQL Database Predicted to Reach $1 Billion Valuation

Couchbase, Inc., creator of the world’s first Engagement Database, today announced it has been included in Forbes' 2018 Next Billion-Dollar Startup List. With its Next Billion-Dollar Startup List, Forbes looks to recognize companies in the U.S. that are most likely to hit the billion-dollar mark in the coming years.


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The winning companies were nominated from a pool of 200 venture capital firms and judged on overall business strategy and financial accomplishments. In its fourth year, the Forbes team along with TrueBridge Capital Partners evaluated 100 companies and narrowed its list down to 25 honorees.


"Distinctions like these are a recognition of the extended Couchbase team’s collective efforts to become the next great enterprise software company, an indication of just how far we’ve come, and yet another sign of our future potential in the market,” said Matt Cain, President and CEO of Couchbase. “We continue to innovate at a market-leading pace while focusing maniacally on solving our customers’ most complicated database challenges. Thank you to all of our employees, customers, and partners for joining us on this journey.”


The Couchbase Data Platform is a distributed, multicloud, and mobile NoSQL document database, based on a memory-first, async everywhere architecture. Today, Couchbase powers customer and employee engagement for the world's most innovative companies, including eight of the top 25 Forbes Global 2000 companies, six of the top 10 broadcast TV companies, all three of the major credit reporting bureaus, and six of the top 10 U.S. e-commerce companies.


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About Couchbase

Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. As a distributed cloud-native database, Couchbase runs in modern dynamic environments and on any cloud, either customer-managed or fully managed as-a-service. Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases. 


Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, American Express, Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast/Sky, Disney, eBay, LinkedIn, Marriott, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit

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