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This startup secretly runs the internet - and it just got $43 million from Goldman Sachs to power the next wave of software

Posted On: Jun 20, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

This startup secretly runs the internet - and it just got $43 million from Goldman Sachs to power the next wave of software

Nginx has raised $43 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs.
Nginx is tremendously popular - well over half of the busiest websites in the world rely on it as their web server software.
The plan now is to keep building out Nginx Plus, its offering for enterprises, which is growing fast.
The company says that an IPO may or may not happen, but it's focused mainly on continuing its 4-year streak of 100% year-over-year business growth.
You may never have heard of Nginx, pronounced "Engine-X," but it's almost certain that you've used its software - without even realizing it. After all, it's one of the startups that secretly runs the internet .
Nginx's flagship web server technology is incredibly popular, with 450 million websites using it, including sites operated by Netflix, McDonalds, and Starbucks. Indeed, Nginix is in use by 64% of the busiest web sites in the world. It's growing fast, too: those numbers are up from 150 million websites and 49.2% of the busiest sites in 2016, and still well ahead of leading...

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