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NS1

A software company making an application traffic management platform.

NS1 is a software company making an application traffic management platform that is headquartered in New York City, New York and was founded in 2013 by Alex Vayl, Jonathan Sullivan, Kris Beevers, and Kristopher Beevers. Notable companies using NS1 include Dropbox, Imgur, SalesForce, and Ebay. Their platform allows redundant & secondary DNS, global server load balancing, devops & automation, multi-CDN management, IPAM reloaded, DNS security, multi-cloud orchestration, and improved application performance.

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Series A

On April 7, 2015 NS1 announced raising $5.4 million in series A funding from Sigma Prime Ventures (lead investor), Flybridge (lead investor), Founder Collective, Entree Capital, Center Electric, Wayne Chang, Jeff Seibert, Alex Vayl, and Adrian Kunzle.

Series B

On September 27, 2016 NS1 announced raising $20 million in series B funding from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (lead investor), Two Sigma Ventures, Flybridge, Entree Capital, and Alex Vayl. The company also announced Jack Young from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners will be joining their board of directors. Jack Young made the following comments regarding his firms decision to lead NS1's series B funding round:

The NS1 platform is a mission-critical component of some of the most visited websites and applications in the world. In a short time, they have achieved market acceptance by the leading players in the industry. The company has a vision to truly transform how modern applications are delivered, and we believe they are poised to successfully execute on that vision. DTCP looks forward to NS1's continued fast growth and we are excited to include them in our portfolio.
Series B II

On November 23, 2016 NS1 announced expanding their series B funding round with an undisclosed amount of funding form Telstra Ventures.

Venture round

On September 7, 2017 NS1 announced raising $20 million in venture funding from GGV Capital (lead investor), Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Telstra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Mago Capital, and Flybridge. The company plans on using their venture funding to hire more engineers and expand its global network infrastructure.

Series C

On October 3, 2019 NS1 announced raising $33 million in series C funding from Dell Technologies Capital (lead investor), Two Sigma Ventures, Telstra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Mango Capital, GGV Capital, Flybridge, Entree Capital, and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners. The company plans on using their series C funding to accelerate the development of its edge computing, service delivery, and internet of things (IoT) technologies, and to help the company expand its services to meet global demand.

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Sean Michael Kerner
August 24, 2021
TechCrunch
New York City based startup NS1 got its start providing organizations with managed DNS services to help accelerate application delivery and reliability. With its new NetBox Cloud service that is being announced in preview today, NS1 is expanding its services into a new area beyond DNS. It can often be a challenging task for a [...]
Danny Crichton
July 13, 2021
TechCrunch
One of the great things about editing all of our deep-dive EC-1 startup profiles is that you start to notice patterns across successful companies. While origin stories and trajectories can vary widely, the best companies seem to come from similar places and are conceived around very peculiar themes. To wit, one common theme that came [...]
Richard Dal Porto
July 8, 2021
TechCrunch
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Danny Crichton
July 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Sales in enterprise infrastructure is all about meeting a customer's requirements. But what happens if customers don't even realize they need a startup's product in the first place?
Danny Crichton
July 8, 2021
TechCrunch
NS1 looks at DNS differently from the competition: It doesn't consider it as just a conduit to connect traffic; instead, DNS is treated as a routing system that can direct traffic very effectively.
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