Jun 18, 2021

Aiven selected as Enterprise SaaS winner at VivaTech

Founded on the idea that open source databases can help enterprises in their cloud transition, Aiven received the Next Unicorn Award at a ceremony held in Paris, France.

HELSINKI, Finland — June 18, 2021- On June 18 2021, at VivaTech, the largest Tech event in France, Aiven - a leading technology company combining the best open source event streaming and data management technologies with infrastructure - was among six category finalists to receive an Award at the Prize ceremony Next Unicorn Awards in the Enterprise SaaS category.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Kat Borlongan, Director of FrenchTech and Cédric O, French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy, the Jury members and VivaTech attendees. Thomas Dubus, VP Sales EMEA at Aiven, received the Award at the ceremony:

“On behalf of Aiven, I would like to express our gratitude for this award. Aiven was founded on the idea that open source databases can help enterprises in their transition to the cloud as long as it is made easy, reliable, and cost-effective. And this is what we do at Aiven: we offer open source DBaaS in a high quality and multi-cloud environment, so our customers benefit from a rock-solid foundation to develop the applications that really matter for their business. As we see open source databases taking more and more market space, our ambition is to become a key European enabler of enterprise cloud transformation.”

The nomination of Aiven as category winner follows the announcement in April of the “Top 100 Next Unicorns”, a list of the hundred most promising startups in Europe (including UK and Israel). The list was made by VivaTech in partnership with GP Bullhound and five international VC funds: Accel, Balderton, IdInvest, Partech and NorthZone.

With Headquarters in Helsinki and hubs in Berlin, Boston, Toronto and Sydney (more coming soon), Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Kafka, and M3, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what it does best; manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Earlier this year, ADEO announced its partnership with Aiven. Aiven has raised $150M in VC funding to date and is backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. To learn more about Aiven, visit and follow @aiven_io on Twitter.