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|Industry||Application performance management|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, CA, United States|
|Key people||Lew Cirne|
New Relic is a software analytics company based in San Francisco, California. Lew Cirne founded New Relic in 2008 and currently acts as the company's CEO. New Relic's technology, delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) model, monitors Web and mobile applications in real-time that run in cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments.
In February 2013, New Relic raised $80 million from investors including Insight Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, Benchmark Capital, Allen & Company, Trinity Ventures, Passport Capital, Dragoneer, and Tenaya Capital at a valuation of $750 million. The funding round helped New Relic extend its software analytics platform to include Android and iOS native mobile apps. In April 2014, New Relic raised another $100 million in funding led by BlackRock, Inc., and Passport Capital, with participation from T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Wellington Management. Board members are Peter Fenton of Benchmark, Dan Scholnick of Trinity Ventures, Peter Currie of Currie Capital, Adam Messinger of Twitter, Sarah Friar of Square, and Lew Cirne. Cirne has told the media that New Relic is preparing for an initial public offering.
New Relic launched an open SaaS platform in June 2013. The platform is designed to allow developers to deploy 50+ plug-ins from technology partners (or build their own) to the New Relic dashboard. Plug-in technologies include PaaS/cloud services, caching, database, Web servers and queuing.
The New Relic service has 70 partnerships around the world. They include Amazon Web Services, CloudBees, Engine Yard, Heroku, Joyent, Rackspace Hosting, and Microsoft Azure as well as mobile application backend service providers Appcelerator, Parse, and StackMob.
Awards and recognition
- Named to San Francisco Business Times Best Places to Work in 2012 and 2013 and Tech and Innovation Company of the Year for 2013
- Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for Northern California
- One of 2013 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies
- 2010 THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace
- Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors (2010, CRN)
- 10 IT Management Start-Ups to Watch (2008, NetworkWorld)
CA Technologies vs. New Relic
On November 5, 2012, CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District in New York. The lawsuit claims that New Relic violated three patents that came into CA Technologies' possession through acquisitions. The three patents in question are numbers U.S. Patent 7,225,361 B2; U.S. Patent 7,512,935 B1; and U.S. Patent 7,797,580 B2.This is the second action CA Technologies has filed in connection with alleged infringement of patents obtained in the acquisition of Wily Technology. In April 2013, CA Technologies filed a lawsuit asserting patent infringement of the same three APM patents against software developer AppDynamics.
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