The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


Midokura

CEO: Dan Mihai Dumitriu

Midokura has stood out this year among a growing pool of SDN startups vying for investor dollars. In April, the Japanese company announced it raised $17.3 million in Series A funding, a financial boost it said it will use to fuel its go-to-market strategy and R&D.

Midokura made its debut in the U.S. market last October, touting MidoNet, its flagship SDN platform. According to Midokura, MidoNet is a distributed, decentralized virtual platform that decouples a user's cloud assets from its network infrastructure, creating a software abstraction layer programmed to act as a go-between between end hosts and the physical network. In other words, MidoNet allows users to virtualize their network stacks, and more easily leverage multivendor, physical network appliances in a software-based domain.