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Global Software Innovator, AnyDesk, Launches Expansion with Leading Growth Equity Investor, Insight Partners

One of the fastest-growing technology firms in Germany, AnyDesk, and leading New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners, are partnering and planning for significant growth and expansion of AnyDesk with a new round of funding.

AnyDesk is a cutting-edge remote access software solution which allows users to remotely connect to a computer, be it from the other end of the office or halfway around the world. After only five years, AnyDesk is already being used by millions of people and more than 25,000 companies in 173 countries, including many Fortune 500 brands.

"Our entire team of remote desktop experts is looking forward to the additional opportunities for growth this new partnership will provide," says AnyDesk CEO, Philipp Weiser. "Thanks to this collaboration, we will be able to accelerate our global market growth, especially throughout the Americas. Along with the financial investment, we now have an additional team of operating experts from Insight Partners to move us forward to even greater long-term success."

With this new partnership, AnyDesk is now well-positioned to expand into the Americas and pleased to announce the selection of Charlotte, North Carolina as the location for its new North American headquarters. "We are looking forward to establishing a strong presence in the U.S. by working out of one of the country's top-rated cities for international business and tech industry growth," says Weiser.

Since its founding in 2014, the AnyDesk remote access software has been downloaded by 145 million users worldwide - a 96 percent increase year-over-year - and is adding another 5 million users each month. "We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have a 99 percent customer retention rate," says Chief Operating Officer, Oldrich Muller. "We believe that fact speaks louder than words as to the quality of our product and our commitment to first-in-class support and customer service. We are looking forward to growing our customer base around the world with Insight Partners."

"We are extremely excited about the partnership with AnyDesk," says Thomas Krane, Principal at Insight Partners. "We have a long history and strong focus in workplace software, and we believe AnyDesk has a user-centric approach and seamless solution that sets them apart. AnyDesk's commitment to providing a desktop solution that offers fast reaction times, security, and stability, has been well received in Europe, and we are looking forward to helping them continue to scale in the U.S."

Along with Insight Partners, European multi-stage venture capital fund EQT Ventures is also an established partnership and investor, bringing AnyDesk to more than $20 million dollars (US) in combined VC funding.

"AnyDesk's founders Philipp, Andreas and Olaf, along with their growing team in Stuttgart, have achieved incredible things over the two years since EQT Ventures led the company's Series A round," says Axel Bard Bringéus, Deal Partner and Investment Advisor at EQT Ventures. "AnyDesk's product-led, organic growth has been astonishing and is a testament to the fact that the company's remote desktop offering is best-in-class. The EQT Ventures team is looking forward to supporting AnyDesk on its path to becoming a global success story."

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:16 AM by David Marshall
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