The 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2012


Meraki

San Francisco

Category: Networking

Top Executive: Sanjit Biswas, co-founder and CEO

Meraki began as a wireless LAN specialist but branched out into the network security appliances space in 2010 and entered the Ethernet switching market earlier this year. The company is providing wireless networks controlled in the cloud, enabling customers to use the same hosted management software, setup and controls for all of its products. Leaning on its cloud management appeal, Meraki has taken in about $80 million in venture funding and is frequently mentioned as a potential IPO candidate.