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Portainer.io Closes US$6.2 Million Funding Round

June 2022 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Portainer.io Closes US$6.2 Million Funding Round Portainer.io today announced it has closed a US$6.2 million funding round. The round, which is an extension of its Series A that closed in May 2021, is led by Movac and backed by all the Series A investors (Bright Pixel Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, BlackNova, AltVentures). It also adds US investor Shasta Ventures and New Zealand Growth Capital Partners to the roster as interest in the company grows. Portainer launched in 2017 as an open source product to simplify the management of Docker and Swarm environments. In August 2020, it added support for enterprise Kubernetes, which is becoming the de facto industry standard for orchestrating containerized environments. By adding support for both Kubernetes and HashiCorp’s Nomad, Portainer has become the only universal container management system that works from the data centre to the edge and has been recognized by CRN.com...
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Aryaka Acquires Cloud-Based SASE Platform Secucloud GmbH

May 2021 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Aryaka Acquires Cloud-Based SASE Platform Secucloud GmbH Aryaka®, the leader in fully managed Cloud-First WAN and SASE solutions, announced today that it has acquired Secucloud GmbH, a proven SASE platform provider, delivering network security from the cloud. The deal closed in late April 2021, and Secucloud is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aryaka. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Secucloud GmbH offers an innovative platform designed to provide an all-in-one, global, cloud-based firewall-as-a-service, secure web gateway with advanced threat protection capabilities. The platform is engineered to connect all edges including WAN, Cloud, Mobile and IoT securely together. SASE is Paramount in a Cloud-First World The COVID Pandemic has accelerated the adoption of “Cloud-First” architectures. The consumption of network and network security “as-a-service” has driven the need for increased convergence and led to changes in buying behaviors and architectural shifts. Gartner calls this architecture Secure Access Service Edge (SASE),...
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Container Management Solution Provider Portainer.io Raises $6M Series A Round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Sonae IM, and Movac to Accelerate Global Expansion

May 2021 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Container Management Solution Provider Portainer.io Raises $6M Series A Round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Sonae IM, and Movac to Accelerate Global Expansion Portainer’s universal tool unleashes the power of containerized applications for everyone. Portainer.io, creator of a universal container management tool that makes containers simple and accessible to anyone, announced today their $6 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, joined by prominent European investor Sonae Investment Management and leading New Zealand technology investor Movac. The round, which follows close on the heels of Portainer’s $1.2 million seed round announced in August 2020, will fund Portainer.io’s worldwide user expansion and product development, as Portainer.io charts the course for the future of container management. Portainer.io will also continue to scale and develop its enterprise offering, Portainer Business, which launched in December 2020. Launched in 2017 as an open source tool for managing containers in the...
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Weaveworks Raises $36 Million from AWS, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Orange Ventures and Sonae IM to Accelerate Adoption of Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies in Enterprises and Telecoms

December 2020 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Weaveworks Raises $36 Million from AWS, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Orange Ventures and Sonae IM to Accelerate Adoption of Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies in Enterprises and Telecoms GitOps creator Weaveworks, Inc., today announced a $36.65 million Series C funding round led by some of the world’s leading public cloud and telecommunications companies, including first-time investors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ericsson, Orange Ventures, Sonae IM and Telekom Investment Pool (TIP). The round also includes follow-on investments from Accel, GV, and Redline Capital, bringing total funds raised to date to $60 million. Weaveworks will use the fresh capital to enhance its GitOps-powered Kubernetes platform and accelerate market expansion, as enterprises and telecommunications companies demand massive scalability and speed of innovation for their cloud native applications. According to Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, investors have come together to invest in their vision for the future of Kubernetes and cloud...
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Cellwize Secures $32M Series B Financing Led by Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures

November 2020 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Cellwize Secures $32M Series B Financing Led by Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, today announced a $32 million Series B funding round in its parent company, Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., led by Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures LLC with participation from Verizon Ventures, Samsung Next, and existing shareholders. Cellwize will use the funds raised to expand its global footprint, penetrate adjacent markets, such as private LTE/5G networks, and to enhance the features and capabilities of its CHIME platform and its value proposition for the existing customer base – including in its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. The investment follows the significant market traction gained over the past year by Cellwize CHIME, the company’s next generation RAN automation and orchestration platform. With CHIME, Cellwize has captured a leading position in the mobile network automation domain,...
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Sonae IM closes investment in Cellwize, leading provider in network automation and orchestration

May 2019 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Sonae IM closes investment in Cellwize, leading provider in network automation and orchestration Cellwize provides network automation and orchestration solutions for global telecom carriers and connected car OEMs; Telefónica, Axiata and Bell Canada are among its esteemed global clients Sonae Investment Management (Sonae IM), today announced that it has concluded an equity investment in Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration. This funding will accelerate Cellwize’s growth and the expansion of its technology in automation and artificial intelligence, particularly towards supporting new 5G deployments. “Cellwize is a global technology leader and has been consistently recognized for its high quality and reliable technology by a long list of tier-1 mobile network operators (MNOs),” said Carlos Alberto Silva, executive director at Sonae IM. “Its modular and open, virtualized cloud architecture positions Cellwize as a primary vendor for mobile network operators in a world of ever-increasing...
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Sonae IM invests in Case on IT Series B round for expansion of its user experience platform MedUX

July 2018 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Sonae IM invests in Case on IT Series B round for expansion of its user experience platform MedUX SONAE Investment Management has today announced that is investing in Case on IT for the international growth and development of MedUX, its solution for measuring customer experience. Founded by Luis Molina and Agustín Batiz, Case on IT has developed MedUX as a machine learning solution for the measurement, prediction and analysis of landline, mobile and television services. MedUX measures the customerexperience in markets that collectively serve over 600 million users worldwide. This Series B round of international funding with SONAE IM will bolster its product development and reinforce its position as one of the world’s leading companies in the area of user experience measurement for telecom. “The persistent focus in tracking end user experience is key to the improvement of Net Promoter Score in the telecom industry”, refers...
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