MemSQL is a distributed, in-memory database that is part of the NewSQL movement. It is an ACID-compliant RDBMS that most notably converts SQL into C++ through code generation. It is being developed by MemSQL Inc., that was founded in 2011 and is a graduate of the Y Combinator startup program. MemSQL Inc. has raised more than $5 million to date from a variety of investors including First Round Capital, IA Ventures, NEA, and several prominent angels including Paul Buchheit, Max Levchin, Aaron Levie, and Ashton Kutcher. MemSQL Inc. launched its database to the public on June 18, 2012.