CEO: Adi Ruppin
New to the edge networking scene is Ananda Networks, a startup founded by networking and cybersecurity entrepreneurs. The San Francisco-based company, which emerged from stealth mode this year, is focusing on distributed computing and helping businesses create private networks to connect all users, regardless of location.
In August, Ananda unveiled its flagship Secure Global LAN (SG-LAN) offering and announced $6 million in seed funding from MizMaa Ventures, Citrix Systems, Gefen Capital, Cyber Mentor Fund, GreatPoint Ventures, South Korean cybersecurity firm Jiran, J-Ventures, and individual investors. Ananda founder and CEO Adi Ruppin has a history of creating and leading companies, including SofaWare Technologies and BelnSync, which were quickly acquired by larger companies after a few years on the market.