How Oracle-rival startup Couchbase raised $105 million during a pandemic by being brutally honest with investors
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Database startup Couchbase, an upstart rival to giants like Oracle and Microsoft, closed a $105 million round of venture funding, it said on Wednesday.

CEO Matt Cain described a wild couple of months to land this funding in the middle of a pandemic, filled with 20-hour days on the phone and twice-a-day, hour-long exercise workouts to relieve stress.

Cain is a first-time CEO, so not only was this his first time on the venture capital pitch circuit, it was all done while in lockdown, during an...

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