VeliQ Closes $9 Million Series B Funding Round, Fueling its Triple Digit
Mobility company to use funds to expand global sales and marketing operations
BOSTON & ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands -- August 13, 2013
VeliQ, the creator of the mobility Platform as a Service (mPaaS™), today
announced it has closed on a $9 million Series B round of financing. The round
was led by Northcap, with T-venture to follow-up on its 2011 seed investment.
The investment will support the company’s international expansion and fuel its
global sales efforts, through its fast growing partner network. Since the
launch of its mPaaS solution MobiDM in 2009, VeliQ has shown steady year over
year revenue growth through its growing partner base of operators and
integrators around the globe such as Deutsche Telecom, KPN, Portugal Telecom
and Vimpelcom. In addition to the funding, Northcap’s Kim Wiencken will join
the Board of Directors for VeliQ and work alongside company management to help
accelerate the global expansion.
VeliQ sought new funding to accelerate the continued development of its
products and partner ecosystem, including its worldwide collaboration with
SAP. VeliQ’s mPaaS solution, branded “MobiDM”, enables secure management of
the rapidly growing number of smartphones, tablets and mobile apps within an
organization from a central location, using Afaria^© (SAP) technology. VeliQ
employs around 100 people and is headquartered in the Netherlands. In April
2013, the company opened offices for the United States market in Boston, MA.
"Our mission is to make the management of all mobile devices in an
organization as simple and secure as possible,” says Alex Bausch, founder and
CEO of VeliQ. “Years of development have culminated in a complete mPaaS
platform based on solidly proven technology. Our current yearly growth rate is
in excess of 100%, and more and more telecom service providers and system
integrators are keen to offer the MobiDM ecosystem to their customers. We
chose Northcap from a range of interested investors because of their long-term
strategy and expertise in scaling growth companies internationally.”
“When choosing a solution in the fast growing Mobile Device Management Market,
buyers are looking for a market leader who can set direction for the space.
VeliQ – with its solution and strong leadership – has already established
themselves as a serious contender and we are confident they will become one of
the leaders in the market,” says Kim Wiencken partner at Northcap.
"The VeliQ organization has reached maturity in recent years, and joining
forces with an investor such as Northcap will enable them to continue their
trend of rapid growth as well as providing them with a strong partner with a
great deal of market knowledge and a proven track record,” says Jan Willem
Huizingh, from consultancy firm De Strategie Compagnie who helped broker the
MobiDM uses an intuitive web interface to facilitate the widespread automation
of all routine management tasks regardless of the device and platform used.
This drastically shortens implementation time for the Enterprise Mobility
Management solution as well as reducing risk and costs. For a fixed monthly
price per device, organizations no longer need to invest in software, staff
and development themselves, but can enjoy all the benefits of an easy-to-use
Software-as-a-Service solution that takes less than 15 minutes to implement
and can be expanded flexibly according to the organization’s needs and
VeliQ supplies MobiDM in over 60 countries via telecom companies and system
integrators, often under their own brand name or as part of a more extensive
VeliQ delivers the only enterprise mobility Platform as a Service (mPaaS)
solution for true mobility enablement. Described by IDC as "relevant and
unique," VeliQ’s mPaaS™ offers industry leading cross-platform mobile device
management, application management, content management and security, as well
as back-end integration in one unified console. With VeliQ’s mPaaS, end-users
receive a highly scalable, multi-tenant, enterprise-grade mobility enablement
platform that can be deployed in minutes and is currently implemented via our
partners in over 60 countries across pharmaceutical, public sector, airline,
financial, retail and apparel sectors. VeliQ is headquartered in the
Netherlands, with offices in the United States, UK, Denmark and Germany. For
more information, please visit www.veliq.com.
Danish venture capital company Northcap that was founded in 1999. Its current
and past investment portfolio contains over 40 Northern-European and US based
IT start-ups. The team consists of experienced entrepreneurs and business
executives that are very actively involved in growing the portfolio companies.
Northcap has a particular interest in companies active in cloud computing
(SaaS), e-commerce and mobility solutions. For more information, go to:
T-Venture Holding GmbH was founded in 1997 as a full subsidiary of Deutsche
Telekom AG. Since then the company has been investing in young, innovational
companies that show above-average potential for growth that offer economic and
technological synergy potential for Deutsche Telekom’s business units. The
company’s headquarters are in Bonn and the company is supported by T-Venture
America Inc., with offices in Foster City, Silicon Valley and Seattle. The
investments have a strong focus on Europe, the USA and Asia. T-Venture
currently manages the T-Mobile Venture Fund, the Connected Life & Work Fund,
the T-Home Venture Fund, the T-Systems Venture Fund and T-Corporate Venture
Fund. For more information, go to: www.t-venture.de.
Sylvana Piek, +31 6 43854458
Marketing & Communications
Sniper Public Relations on Behalf of VeliQ USA
Patrick Farrell, 603-420-8828
Kim Wiencken, +45 2330 4828
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