Acquired by 
Red Hat
Total Funding Amount 
3scale’s API management platform empowers API providers to easily package, distribute, manage and monetize APIs.
Developer APIs, Enterprise Software, Infrastructure, Software
Headquarters Regions 
San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US
Founded Date 
Dec 1, 2007
Martin Tantow, Steven Willmott
Operating Status 
Funding Status 
Last Funding Type 
Venture - Series Unknown
Number of Employees 
Legal Name 
3scale Inc.
IPO Status 
Company Type 
For Profit
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Contact Email
Phone Number 
(415) 671-6432

3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs. Powerful, secure and Web scalable, 3scale is the API Management Platform built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind. Powering more than 700 customer APIs, 3scale enables distribution of company data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/Web applications; and makes it easy to productize APIs. No other solution gives API providers so much power, ease and flexibility in such a cost effective way. Customers span the Fortune 500, government, academia and startups including Coldwell Banker, Johnson Controls, SITA, CrunchBase, UC Berkeley and Campbell’s Soup. 3scale also powers the API Strategy & Practice Conference and, the first open source API search engine. Unlock the power of your APIs with 3scale.

Features include:

- API access control & security

- Policy management (set tiers, rate limits, automatic provisioning, pricing rules, etc.)

- API traffic monitoring and analytics

- Developer/Partner portal

- Billing and Payments management (with Stripe and Braintree)

How It Works:

3scale separates the API program cloud management layer from traffic management components (on-premise, cloud or CDN). Working together, these two layers allow powerful traffic control to be positioned where its needed in the architecture with centralized interface management. The result is traffic control managed from a single location - without having to flow through 3scale - while APIs can be delivered over any, or multiple channels. The result is low latency, increased control and privacy, lower vulnerability and greater cost effectiveness.

3scale has offices in San Francisco, USA and Barcelona, Spain. For more information on 3scale, visit:

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M&A Details

Transaction Name 
3scale acquired by Red Hat
Acquired by 
Red Hat
Announced Date 
Jun 22, 2016

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 
Total Funding Amount 
3scale has raised a total of $5M in funding over 3 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Aug 1, 2013 from a Venture - Series Unknown round.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Aug 1, 2013
Venture Round - 3scale
Apr 24, 2013
Venture Round - 3scale
Apr 20, 2010
Seed Round - 3scale


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3scale uses 28 technology products and services including Google AnalyticsWordPress, and G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work).

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

3scale is actively using 56 technologies for its website. These include Viewport MetaIPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

3scale is ranked 560,980 among websites globally based on its 29,415 monthly web visitors.

Interest Signals by Bombora

3scale employees are showing high interest in Building SecurityCyberattack, and Promotional Items.

Competitors & Revenue by Owler

3scale has $1.2M in estimated revenue annually. 3scale competes with MasherySnapLogic, and Cloud Elements.

IT Spend by Aberdeen

This year, 3scale is projected to spend $244.4K on IT.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 
3scale has 6 current team members, including Marketing Director Trisha Ristagno.
Trisha Ristagno
Marketing Director
Nicolas Grenie
Hacker in Residence
Andrew Mackenzie
VP - Engineering
Manfred Bortenschlager
API Market Development Director

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 
3scale has 1 board member or advisor, John Hubinger.
John Hubinger
Feb 1, 2015

Past Team

Number of Past Team Members 
3scale has 6 past team members, including Director of Digital Marketing Amelia Mango.
Person Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Amelia Mango
Director of Digital MarketingJun 1, 2014Dec 15, 2016
Rhommel Lamas
Site reliability engineerJul 19, 2013Mar 20, 2015
Guillaume Balas
CMO/CCOAug 1, 2009Oct 15, 2014
Pepe Agell
Business Development managerDec 2008Nov 2010
Martin Tantow
Co-Founder & President


Number of Events 
3scale has participated in 7 events. Recently, they attended Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona 2016 on Nov 6, 2016.
Red Hat Summit
Jun 27, 2016
AWS re:Invent
Oct 6, 2015
Endpoint 2015
Sep 4, 2015
SF MusicTech Summit
Oct 1, 2014

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 


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