San Francisco-based private search engine platform ZincSearch has raised $3.6 Million in series seed round funding led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Dell Technologies Capital, Secure Octane, and Cardinia Ventures.
The other investors who joined the funding round include Anand Babu Periasamy, Balaji Parimi, Rob Skillington, Anshu Sharma, Luke Kim, Awais Nemat, Dan Pinto, and Alex Gallegos.
Abhishek Sharma, managing director at Nexus Venture Partners, will also join the ZincSearch Board of Directors.
Speaking on the funding round, Prabhat Sharma, founder, ZincSearch said, “Almost every company that I have talked to, has complained to me about their log storage complexity and cost. With ELK stack on one side and expensive hosted solutions – the majority of them with Elasticsearch underneath – on the other side, we needed a modern easy-to-use, and cost-effective solution that elegantly solves the problem. ZincSearch provides a modern search platform that alleviates the log search and analytics problem.”
Initially, an open-source project on GitHub, Zinc has amassed more than 7,900 GitHub stars in just five months, making it one of the fastest-growing open-source enterprise projects of the last 12-months.
“Zinc is built on a modern technology stack of Go and VueJS that allow for fast development through rapid iteration, and easy operations along with low resource utilization for users. Zinc also has much lower resource requirements compared to its competitors,” the statement said.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Prabhat,” said Abhishek Sharma, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners. “Machine-generated data volumes are exploding. There are growing complaints that current log search solutions are complex and bloated. Their pricing is misaligned with value. Developers are in dire need of a powerful log search solution that’s easy to set up, fast time to value, cost-efficient, and scalable. We believe ZincSearch can become a game-changer here.”