Splice Machine, the big data startup that has its main research and development office in St. Louis, has closed on a $15 million Series B funding round. The round was led by InterWest Partners along with returning Series A investor Mohr Davidow Ventures, both of whom are based in Menlo Park, Calif.
The money will help Splice accelerate its product development and expand its sales and marketing team. It will also help Splice’s St. Louis office, located in the Helix Center, add a handful of new engineering employees.
Splice co-founder and Chief Technology Officer John Leach said the company has been looking to hire more employees for the St. Louis office, but hasn’t yet found the right people. The big Series B — the largest raise for a startup with St. Louis ties to date — should help attract a better talent pool, Leach said. Splice Machine has been developing a SQL-on-Hadooop database for real-time big data applications.