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Workspot Raises $6.2 Million to Accelerate VDI 2.0


Workspot, a Cupertino, California-based provider of cloud workspace applications, announced that it has successfully raised $6.2 million in a Series B funding round.  This latest round was led by Presidio Ventures with participation from Follow[the]Seed, Helion, Translink, and WTI.

According to a company spokesperson, Workspot will primarily use the money from this latest funding round to expand operations and focus on rapidly accelerating their sales and marketing initiatives.  To date, the company has raised a total of more than $21 million.

"This round of funding couldn't have come at a more opportune moment, as we've been experiencing tremendous growth," said Amitabh Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder at Workspot. "This past quarter alone, we grew our bookings by 500% across multiple verticals, including government, healthcare, and education. More than a quarter of our new opportunities were closed jointly with our new channel partners. We are also seeing a surge in interest from Managed Service Providers who want to use our scalable multi-tenant architecture to deliver Desktops as a Service to their customers. We're excited to continue growing and cultivating Workspot's reputation as the gold standard for VDI 2.0."

Workspot's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 2.0 solution solves the corporate challenge of securely delivering apps, desktops, and data to mobile, Mac, and PC platforms.  Workspot offers what it calls "the world's first cloud-native VDI 2.0 architecture."  This is a move from legacy VDI 1.0 which represents significant improvements and is based on a complete redesign.  With infinite and instant scalability, it allows IT organizations to perform enterprise class deployments in 60 minutes.  VDI 2.0 is a service that enables efficient desktops while providing the best application performance and user experience.

To back up their claims, company executives have a pretty good pedigree in the VDI space.  Prior to founding Workspot, CEO Amitabh Sinha was the general manager at Citrix where he worked with engineers to build the first generation of VDI and then deliver it to customers.  Puneet Chawla, Workspot’s CTO, was one of VMware’s first developers where he also worked on VDI 1.0.  Brad Peterson, VP of Marketing, worked with Citrix for almost a decade. 

In addition to raising a new round of funding, the company is also on the move.  Workspot was recently named the Best of VMworld 2016 Gold Award Winner for Desktop and Application Delivery.  And they also recently announced a number of new partnerships with leading hyperconverged infrastructure vendors, including Nutanix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Scale Computing, and Atlantis Computing.

If you want to learn more about VDI 2.0 and Workspot, I highly recommend you watch Brad Peterson's video explanation below.


Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:37 PM by David Marshall
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