Basho Technologies, Inc. makes fault-tolerant solutions for distributed systems that are easy to operate at scale for managing massive amounts of active, unstructured data. Basho’s NoSQL databases, Riak®KV and Riak® TS, are used by businesses to power their critical web, mobile and social applications. The Basho Data Platform helps enterprises reduce the complexity of supporting Big Data applications. Basho’s customers include Symantec, Comcast and Uber.
The Business Challenge
Founded in 2008, this Bellevue, Washington company was one of the first distributed systems companies dedicated to developing disruptive technology to simplify the most critical data management challenges.
Basho’s EMEA General Manager turned to F&L in the summer of 2012 to help with expansion into Europe - first into the UK and then further afield.
The challenge was going to be setting up and managing the EMEA operations through the UK subsidiary and allow Basho Technologies, Inc. to focus on developing products, growing the team and increasing sales.
“We leveraged F&L’s experience of working with international companies and their wide range of services to get us moving as quickly as possible across Europe.”
Gerard Langlais, UK Director & Corporate Controller, Basho Technologies
Since setting up Basho’s UK office in February 2012, F&L have been providing an integrated combination of strategic advice, management and financial reporting, tax compliance, payroll, HR and multi-territory coordination to support the business through its international expansion. Offices in Finland, France and Denmark have followed on from the UK success and has allowed Basho to maintain solid operations across Europe.
Today, Basho Technologies is recognised in the DBTA 100, as one of the companies that matter most in data and the CRN Big Data 100 for data management. Basho also enjoys a large and growing following among influential programmers, architects and academics, and is the organiser of the RICON conference which brings together leading luminaries in distributed database management. F&L’s integrated approach has allowed Basho Technologies to meet each functional challenge as it has arisen and provide peace of mind that they remain in control and compliant as the Company continues to grow.