The 10 Hottest Networking Startups Of 2021 (So Far)
With hybrid cloud and edge networking top of mind, here are 10 enterprise networking upstarts MSPs should know about that are making their mark on 2021 so far.
CEO: Anthony Minessale II
SignalWire is an upstart specializing in virtual office and videoconferencing technology. The four-year-old company was launched by a group of engineers who built FreeSWITCH, an open-source application server for real-time communication, WebRTC, telecommunications, video and VoIP. Technologies such as Zoom videoconferencing and the Ring Doorbell product, for example, was built on top of FreeSWITCH, according to SignalWire. After helping other companies build apps, the firm decided to build their own product — SignalWire Work — which was launched in July 2020.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based SignalWire last summer brought on Ezra Hookano as the company’s vice president of global channels and business development. Hookano said that once the channel is up and running, the company “absolutely” won’t be selling direct.