Unified Lineage Platform MANTA Raises $13 Million

By Dan Anderson ● October 8, 2020
  • MANTA — a unified data lineage platform provider — announced it has closed a $13 million Series A1 funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners

MANTA — a unified data lineage platform provider — announced it has closed a $13 million Series A1 funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, accompanied by SAP.iO fund, Senovo, and Credo Ventures to redefine data management with automation.

MANTA’s platform pioneers the data management market, which provides users with a fully automated lineage solution that helps them understand journeys and dependencies between data assets across the company’s entire system. And with automation, the platform augments an organization’s data management and gives its users immediate and in-depth visibility into the state of their environment by drawing a clear and detailed map of all of their data flows and connections.

This enables users to assign context to the assets that they are working with, accelerate development, speed up modernization processes, ensure data quality and security, and boost governance efforts. This detailed and accurate visual presentation of the sources that data comes from where it is flowing in the environment, and what happens to it along the way is being generated by connecting to the technology sources, downloading the programming code from there, and analyzing it in an automated way.

After the path of automation allows organizations to increase the value of data management by turning their metadata from passive information into an active driver. And it helps them save money, time, and resources by improving the overall productivity of data teams by 30-40%, performing 95% faster and more accurate impact and root cause analyses, drastically simplifying system migrations, and also enhancing data quality, data privacy, and data governance initiatives.

KEY QUOTES:

“Manual approach to repetitive tasks has always been one of the key pain points of data management. Organizations in every corner of the world are struggling with this problem and so did I before MANTA came to life. Lineage is the missing piece of the data management puzzle with the power to dramatically improve its level of automation. The substantial type of representation of metadata and dependencies (often hidden) between organizations’ data assets allows users to truly understand and programmatically control their environment. MANTA’s automated, robust, self-service lineage platform delivers actionable intelligence and, with its API-first approach, truly enables digital transformation.”

— Tomas Kratky, Founder and CEO of MANTA

“An organization’s data is one of its most valuable resources. It’s also the resource that is too often being hurt by poor data management processes, that are unnecessarily costly and prolonged. I believe that MANTA is a fail-safe solution to these problems, not only does automation accelerate and enhance data management but also allows end-users to understand the history and the current state of their data. Augmenting data management with MANTA’s platform will be a turning point for any company that aspires to be a truly data-driven organization.”

— Alex Ferrara, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

“It has become an imperative for SAP customers to understand both the journey and transformation of data in their organizations in business-critical areas including regulatory reporting, system improvement, upgrades, and stability. Data and metadata lineage are an important component to acquire this understanding. We are excited about MANTA’s potential to help customers better understand their data flows.”

— Ram Jambunathan, SAP managing director of SAP.iO