Graphiant raises $62m to revolutionise private networking market
Graphiant, a provider of next-generation edge services, announced today the close of a $62 million Series B funding round based on Graphiant’s strong traction in both enterprise and service provider markets. The round brings the company’s total funding to $96M. The funding will be used to enable continued growth as Graphiant’s next-gen architecture gains momentum.
“The reaction to Graphiant’s network edge has been swift and enthusiastic,” said Khalid Raza, founder of Graphiant. “It has been much faster than what we saw with MPLS at Cisco or SD-WAN with Viptela. Graphiant has hit a nerve.”
Graphiant provides a next-gen network edge that combines the performance and security of MPLS with the agility that is only attainable with “as-a-Service” delivery. By combining modern “as-a-Service” delivery with a high-performance private network, Graphiant offers true SLA-class performance at up to 70% less cost.
“The value proposition Graphiant provides to large enterprises is clearer and more dramatic than any other solution out there, so the early and strong adoption of Graphiant by that market has not been a surprise,” said Mike Goguen, Founder and Managing Partner at Two Bear Capital. “But seeing large service providers also enthusiastically partner with Graphiant has been unexpected and significantly boosts the company’s potential for massive and positive impact on the global WAN market as a whole.”
Graphiant addresses three important use cases. First, enterprises can use Graphiant to connect enterprise resources. Second, they can connect to multiple public clouds. And third, enterprises can connect to other businesses, such as partners or customers.
“It’s not often a company can fundamentally change an industry,” says Bill Coughran, partner at Sequoia Capital. “Graphiant has a chance to do precisely that. That’s why Sequoia has continued to invest in them.”
“Graphiant’s promise with Network Edge is one of the most exciting technology trends in decades and represents a complete architectural shift in networking,” said Brian Long, co-founder and managing partner of Atlantic Bridge. “We knew this was a stand-out founder with a big idea that will revolutionize this industry.”
Since its launch in September of 2022, Graphiant has achieved major milestones:
- Co-development and deployments with numerous enterprise customers
- Graphiant Stateless core deployed in North America
- Technical partnership announced with Intel
- Graphiant G-Force Partner Program launched
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