MongoDB, Inc. is an American software company that develops and provides commercial support for the source-available database of the same name. MongoDB has more than 33,000 customers in more than 100 countries.
The company was first established in 2007 as 10gen. Based in New York City, 10gen was founded by former DoubleClick founder and CTO Dwight Merriman and former DoubleClick CEO and Gilt Groupe founder Kevin P. Ryan with former Doubleclick engineer and ShopWiki founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz and received $81 million in venture capital funding.
In February 2009, 10gen released MongoDB as an open source project. On August 27, 2013, 10gen announced that it would change its name to MongoDB Inc., associating itself more closely with what ultimately became its flagship products. The company’s IPO was on October 20, 2017.