The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2013


Affirmed Networks

CEO: Hassan Ahmed

With more mobile devices and Internet traffic traversing their networks than ever before, mobile operators today face a unique set of challenges. That's where Acton, Mass.-based Affirmed Networks wants to help.

Founded in 2010, Affirmed Networks produces a range of technologies aimed at helping mobile operators better handle the influx of traffic and devices tapping into their networks. Among these technologies is the Affirmed Open Workflow, a service orchestration solution built into all of Affirmed's offerings that enables the integration of multiple subscriber network services into a single solution.

Affirmed's technology isn't going unnoticed; in June, the company secured $51 million in Services C funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by KCK Group.