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.
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.
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.
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.
$30 million Series B financing led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Tiger Global Management, Upfront Ventures, and Harrison Metal.
Jesse Endahl, CPO, CSO
Ken Kouot, CTO
Stevie Hryciw, Senior Engineer
Mac management startup Fleetsmith launches out of stealth with $3.1 million
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