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On January 23, 2017, Aryaka, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced that it has completed a $45 million Series D round of financing. The investment, led by Third Point Ventures, adding new investor Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), and with participation from existing investors, represents a powerful validation of Aryaka’s global SD-WAN platform and marks the first investment in global SD-WAN technology by a major telecommunications company. The new funding round will help Aryaka aggressively expand its global reach. The Series D financing builds on an exceptional year for Aryaka. The company has delivered over 100 percent year-over-year growth for five consecutive quarters and now has more than 500 global enterprise customers with sites in 63 countries around the world.
Founded in 2009, Aryaka set out to solve the problem faced by global enterprise being able to access an increasing number of mission-critical, cloud-based business applications over distributed, best-efforts networks (e.g., MPLS and Internet). In doing so, Aryaka is competing with and disrupting, several large, addressable markets, including WAN optimization, SD-WAN, MPLS and VPN / Network Security. Today, Aryaka is the only end-to-end SD-WAN platform solving the application performance problem over WAN.
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com.
About Third Point Ventures
Third Point Ventures is the emerging technology investment arm of Third Point LLC. Since 2000, Third Point Ventures has pursued enterprise, fintech, mobile and healthcare innovation with hands-on investments in young companies created by exceptional entrepreneurs. Driven by Robert Schwartz, they have led early stage, growth capital and cross-over investments with strong syndicates of leading domain experts. With the benefit of Third Point’s public market investing expertise, relationships and research capabilities, Third Point Ventures provides portfolio companies with resources, reach and resonance as they define and deliver their vision. To learn more about Third Point Ventures, visit www.thirdpointventures.com.
About Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP)
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) is Deutsche Telekom’s investment management group. With approximately $2 billion under management and advisory, and a portfolio of over 70 companies, DTCP provides venture capital, private equity and strategic advisory services to the technology, media and telecommunication sectors. To learn more about DTCP, visit www.telekom-capital.com and follow @TelekomCapital on Twitter.
About Union Square Advisors
Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading technology-focused investment bank that offers strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution as well as agented private capital financing services. Founded in 2007, with offices in San Francisco and New York, Union Square Advisors works with leading public and private technology companies, private equity and venture capital firms across the technology landscape with a primary focus on Software, Software-Enabled Services, IT Infrastructure and Internet/Digital Media/Marketing Technology. Since inception, Union Square Advisors has advised on over 70 transactions, valued in excess of $89 billion. For more information, visit www.usadvisors.com.