Stealthy Data-Storage Unicorn Infinidat Breaks Out with $150M Round

Search for information about INFINIDAT , the latest data storage company founded by industry legend Moshe Yanai, and you’ll come up with surprisingly little. At least, you would until today.

That’s likely to change after INFINIDAT announced Wednesday it has raised $150 million in a Series B round led by TPG Growth, the venture capital fund of the private equity firm TPG. The round values INFINIDAT at $1.2 billion post-investment, and it brings the total raised by the company to $230 million.

INFINIDAT , a five-year-old Israel-based startup with its U.S. headquarters in Needham, MA, makes data storage arrays that combine flash storage with conventional hard disk drives. The company says the system, which it calls the Infinibox, has room for 2 petabytes of data and throughput speeds of up to 12 gigabytes per second. INFINIDAT is targeting enterprise customers, such as firms in healthcare and financial services, managed service providers, and cloud vendors that run an increasing number of apps in the cloud and have massive data storage needs.

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