Airtable

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Formagrid, Inc.
Airtable Logo.svg
Type of site
Collaborative software
Founded2012
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, US
Founder(s)
  • Howie Liu
  • Andrew Ofstad
  • Emmett Nicholas
IndustryInternet
URLairtable.com
RegistrationRequired
Current statusActive

Airtable is a cloud collaboration service headquartered in San Francisco. It was founded in 2012 by Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, and Emmett Nicholas.

Airtable is a spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet. The fields in an Airtable table are similar to cells in a spreadsheet, but have types such as 'checkbox', 'phone number', and 'drop-down list', and can reference file attachments like images.[1][2]

Users can create a database, set up column types, add records, link tables to one another, collaborate, sort records and publish views to external websites.

History[edit]

  • Feb 2015: Raised $3 million from Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, CrunchFund.[3]
  • April 2015: Airtable launches its API and embedded databases.[4]
  • May 2015: Raised $7.6 million funding from Charles River Ventures and Ashton Kutcher.[5]
  • July 2015: Introduced Airtable Forms to collect and organize data.[6]
  • August 2015: Airtable made "Add to Slack" option available to integrate Airtable with Slack.[7]
  • December 2015: Airtable redesigned its iOS app.[8]
  • December 2015: Airtable introduced barcode as new field type.[9]
  • March 2018: Raised $52 million in Series B funding; announced the launch of Airtable Blocks.[10]
  • November 2018: Raised $100 million in Series C funding.[11]
  • September 2020: Raised $185 million in Series D funding.[12]
  • March 2021: Raised $270 million in Series E funding;[13] funding was led by Greenoaks and also included WndrCo, Caffeinated Capital, CRV, and Thrive.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airtable review: A drop-dead easy relational database management system". Macworld. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Martin, James A. "3 ways Airtable for iOS can help you ditch spreadsheets". CIO. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Lawler, Ryan; Contributor. "With $3M in Funding, Airtable Makes Complex Databases Usable on Your Mobile Phone". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Russell, Kyle. "Airtable Launches Its API And Embedded Databases". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Airtable lands $7.6M round to help build simple, extensible database apps". VentureBeat. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Create Forms in a Snap!". Covering Bases. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Airtable and Slack: Keeping Your Team In Sync". Covering Bases. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Airtable Introduces Newly Redesigned iOS App to Make Database Creation Available to Anyone With an iPhone". Marketwire. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "A Brief History of Barcodes". Covering Bases. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "Airtable Raises $52 Million and Launches Airtable Blocks..." BusinessWire. March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (November 15, 2018). "Airtable, maker of a coding platform for non-techies, raises $100M at a $1.1B valuation". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Airtable raises $185M and launches new low-code and automation features". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "Cloud-based software company Airtable". mg21. April 20, 2021.
  14. ^ "Airtable is now valued at $5.77B with a fresh $270 million in Series E funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 26, 2021.