Fleetsmith, an Apple device management platform has secured $30 mn in funding. Over the last year, Fleetsmith had added several new features to its platform. This might have prompted Menlo Ventures to lead the B round funding for the startup.
Other venture firms in the investment included Tiger Global Management, Harrison Metal, and Upfront Ventures. Naomi Pilosof Ionita, a Menlo partner will soon join Fleetsmith’s board of members. Additionally, her fellow teammate Matt Murphy will take guard as a board observer. This investments takes the total funding for Fleetsmith to notable $40 mn.
Fleetsmith founded in 2014, provides a platform for companies to manage mac fleets in one swipe. Using the platform, IT departments can manage security preferences, settings, and apps across all devices. Zack believed that this is a pain point for many organizations. He said, customers can now directly hand-over devices to their employees. As soon as the employees connect it to wi-fi, the device is immediately enrolled in Fleetsmith.
Fleetsmith’s Features a Major Draw for Investors
Last year, Fleetsmith developed a monitoring dashboard which provides organization with a complete overview of their Apple fleet. The platform provides security notifications to IT departments informing them about lack of hard-disk encryption among others. The platform also captures the essential of identity management component of Office 365 and G Suit programs.
According to Zack, its automated approach relieves IT departments of additional and cumbersome responsibility of registering, updating devices. Additionally, the platform offers global support to employees undertaking travel.
These features have likely drawn investors to the company. Its features are especially noteworthy considering a fleet of just 30 employees work for Fleetsmith. The company plans to hire more employees with the recent funding and expand the platform further.