TiDB developer PingCAP wants to expand in North America after raising $50M Series C

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PingCAP co-founder and CEO Max Liu

PingCAP, the company behind MySQL-compatible distributed database TiDB, said today that it plans its global operations after raising a $50 million Series C. The round was led by Chinese venture capital firms Fosun and Morningside Venture Capital, with participation from returning investors including China Growth Capital, Yunqi Partners and Matrix Partners.

Based in Beijing, the company says it will also use the new capital to build more cross-cloud products. PingCAP is focusing on the North American market since it is the most mature cloud market, said Kevin Xu, the company’s general manager of U.S. strategy and operations, in an email.

Founded in 2015 by Dylan Cui, Edward Huang and Max Liu, PingCAP has


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