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Unidesk Raises $12 Million in Series B Funding

Unidesk, the leading innovator of virtual desktop management software, today announced it has secured $12 million in Series B venture capital funding. The round was led by Series A investors Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners, and underscores the potential both see in Unidesk to become the dominant, hypervisor-independent provisioning and management platform for desktop virtualization.

“The market for desktop virtualization has enormous potential, but it’s still an early market,” said Tim Barrows, managing partner, Matrix Partners. “We believe Unidesk is the only company with the comprehensive vision and management platform that makes virtual desktops extremely easy to implement, update, and use. We are excited to provide additional capital to Unidesk to help them unlock desktop virtualization’s full potential. As the catalyst for widespread adoption, they will be the big winner in this space.”

Unidesk offers all the complementary capabilities needed to make a VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, or heterogeneous Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment usable for end users, manageable for IT and affordable for the enterprise, including operating system provisioning and patching; application packaging and delivery; user profile and personalization management; and, storage reduction.

“We’ve always had tremendous confidence in the world-class team at Unidesk, and with the technical proof and customer validation we’re now seeing, it was an easy decision to increase our investment,” said Michael Skok, general partner, North Bridge Venture Partners. “Only Unidesk has the capabilities needed to make desktop virtualization deployments cost-effective and simple to manage, without in any way compromising the end user experience. We believe Unidesk is a game-changing software company.”

Unidesk will use the new investment to continue its disciplined growth, in which spending will accelerate in parallel with sales success, leading toward a profitable, long term business model.

“It’s never easy to raise money, especially in this tough economic climate,” said Don Bulens, President and CEO, Unidesk. “It’s rewarding that our investors have such confidence in our opportunity, vision, and team. Their strong support enabled us to execute this financing efficiently and stay focused on creating enduring value for our customers and partners. We look forward to rewarding their commitment by making Unidesk the de facto management standard for desktop virtualization.”

Published Monday, January 25, 2010 6:37 PM by David Marshall
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