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Fleetsmith

A technology company offering cloud-based device management software for Apple devices.

Fleetsmith is a technology company offering cloud-based device management software for Apple devices that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2016 by Jesse Endahl, Ken Kouot, Stevie Hryciw, and Zack Blum.

Notalbe customers using Fleetsmith include: Allbirds, Amplitude, AngelList, Hackerone, Robinhood, TalkDesk, Segment, Figma, Sonder, Turo, and Zwift.

Funding
Seed

On November 2, 2016 Fleetsmith announced raising $3.1 million in seed funding from Index Ventures (lead investor), Harrison Metal (lead investor), Zane Lackey, Scott Cannon, Kevin Mahaffey, and Arash Ferdowsi. Ilya Fushman, a general partner of Index Ventures, made the following statements regarding the lead seed investment made by Index Ventures in Fleetsmith:

We were drawn to Fleetsmith's innovative approach to laptop management because it solves a long-standing problem for companies—how to securely manage Macs without IT expertise or setup overhead. It meets the needs of both IT and security departments, who increasingly need to work together to address device management and security. Combined with an outstanding user interface and modern infrastructure, Fleetsmith is a game changer for the device management industry.
Series A

On April 10, 2018 Fleetsmith announced raising $7.7 million in series A funding from Upfront Ventures (lead investor), Index Ventures, and Harrison Metal. Fleetsmith plans on using their series A funding to expand its engineering, product, design, sales, and marketing departments, and improve the capabilities of its product. The CEO and co-founder of Fleetsmith, Zack Blume, made the following statements regarding the companies series A funding:

With the seed round we steadily grew our customer base. The A round allows us to win in this market, expand our team to release product features more quickly and get the word out about our unique security-first, cloud-native mindset. Our customers already live in the cloud. We meet them where they are experiencing their greatest pain points and solve them through intuitive design and rapid but thoughtful product iteration. We are excited about the ongoing vote of confidence from top-tier investors and advisors, whose support validates our mission to bring the best in Apple device management to everyone.
Series B

On April 8, 2019 Fleetsmith announced raising $30 million in series B funding from Menlo Ventures (lead investor), Upfront Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Harrison Metal, and Clark Valberg. The company plans on using their series B funding to hire more employees, increase the capabilities of its product, and expand to markets outside of the United States.

Timeline

April 8, 2019
$30m Series B round

$30 million Series B financing led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Tiger Global Management, Upfront Ventures, and Harrison Metal.

April 8, 2019
Fleetsmith raises a $30,000,000 series B round from Menlo Ventures.
April 2019
Fleetsmith raises a $30,000,000 series B round from Menlo Ventures and Tiger Global Management.
April 2018
Series A
April 2018
Fleetsmith raises a $7,700,000 series A round from Harrison Metal, Index Ventures and Upfront Ventures.
November 2, 2016
Fleetsmith raises a $3,100,000 seed round from Index Ventures.
November 2016
Fleetsmith raises a $3,100,000 seed round from Arash Ferdowsi, Harrison Metal, Index Ventures and Kevin Mahaffey.
2016
Fleetsmith launched in 2016 with a mission to manage Apple devices in the cloud.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrea Weaver

Employee

Belle Lin

Employee

Jesse Endahl, CPO, CSO

Jon Pinto

Employee

Ken Kouot, CTO

Kenneth Kouot

Founder

Kevin Mahaffey

Investor

Leslie Hensley

Employee

Michael Carney

Investor

Michael Molesky

Investor

Stevie Hryciw

Founder

Stevie Hryciw, Senior Engineer

Zack Blum

Founder

Zane Lackey

Investor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Mac management startup Fleetsmith launches out of stealth with $3.1 million

Venture Beat

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Fleetsmith

Zack Blum

San Francisco, CA

Mac Management

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Annie Siebert
June 23, 2021
TechCrunch
There are massive opportunities for business value creation in cybersecurity. Many unicorns will be built in these spaces, and there are a few specific areas worth betting on.
June 25, 2020
Moneycontrol
The move is a push by Apple into the mobile device management industry, a category of business software dominated by players such as Microsoft Corp and VMware Inc.
Ron Miller
April 8, 2019
TechCrunch
Fleetsmith launched in 2016 with a mission to manage Apple devices in the cloud. It simplified an IT activity that had previously been complex with help from Apple's Device Enrollment Program. Over the last year, the startup has beefed up its offering considerably, and today it announced a $3...

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