Internet of Things software platform and managed network services leader attracts strategic investors from around the globe
IRVINE, California, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenwave Systems, the global Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services leader, today announced it has raised $45 million in its Series C financing round in two phases. The first phase was led by EDBI (the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board) while Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT), a strategic global investor in the communications, media and technology sectors, invested in the second phase, which constituted the majority portion of the entire Series C round. Existing investors, including The Westly Group and E.ON (an international privately-owned energy supplier), also contributed to the new round. Nominees of EDBI and STT have joined Greenwave Systems' Board of Directors. As part of the financing, Greenwave has secured a mezzanine facility of $15 million from BDCA (Business Development Corporation of America).
With this new funding, Greenwave plans to accelerate its global expansion on the back of its strong momentum and profitable growth, as well as provide growth capital for strategic investment. Greenwave's relationship with lead customers continues to grow deeper and stronger as the company further develops its AXON Platform® which is currently being used in next-generation IoT systems, router, video and wireless products. With this latest round of funding, Greenwave plans to increase and diversify the pipeline of strategic accounts and expand into mobile infrastructure for M2M solutions.
"IoT and M2M are spaces that are really starting to hit their stride," said Martin Manniche, founder and CEO at Greenwave Systems. "Service Providers are beginning to realize the vast potential of IoT and M2M, and they want to seize the opportunity to deliver managed services for networking, media, control and monitoring. Our Greenwave360® business model helps customers speed up their time to market, drive down operating expenses, and enhance both service levels and customer satisfaction. Our AXON Platform is helping them monetize their network infrastructure and build profitable managed services."
This funding comes on the heels of a period of enormous growth for Greenwave. The company increased its employee base to over 240 worldwide, opened a new research and development center in Singapore and an office in San Jose, added major new customers and strengthened its business relationship with Verizon, which is shipping the FiOS Quantum™ Gateway that Greenwave helped develop.
"Greenwave has emerged as a leading IoT company, with strong growth and real customer traction," said Nikhil Eapen, Chief Strategy & Investment Officer of STT. "It's full life cycle software and services model has successfully bound together service providers with consumers and is embedded in millions of households. STT is delighted to support Greenwave's growth and look forward to working together to propel its platform in Asia."
"Greenwave's innovative IoT platform empowers users to seamlessly connect and control different intelligent applications, hence increasing the efficiency of enterprises in support of Singapore's 'Smart Nation' vision. As the lead investor, EDBI looks forward to supporting Greenwave's growth plans in Asia as the company taps into Singapore's talent pool and vibrant digital ecosystem of local research institutes and commercial partners to co-create new solutions for industrial, healthcare, service and other sectors," said Swee-Yeok Chu, CEO and President of EDBI.
About Greenwave Systems
Greenwave Systems is a global Internet of Things (IoT) software and services company whose disruptive Greenwave360 engagement model and scalable AXON™ software platform solution enables category-leading brands to profitably deploy managed services. The company's mission is to drive mass adoption of IoT by enabling leading brands to use technology in ways that foster deeper customer relationships. Learn more about Greenwave at www.greenwavesystems.com and follow us on Twitter at @GreenwaveSys.
EDBI is the dedicated corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, with headquarters in Singapore. We invest to shape the future industries of Singapore in the knowledge and innovation-intensive sectors of Information & Communication Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Smart & Sustainable Technology and select industry clusters under our Strategic Growth Programme. As a value adding investor with over 20 years of investment experience, we support our portfolio companies' growth in Asia and globally, through Singapore by leveraging our extensive network, resources and experience. Through our portfolio of globally competitive companies with high-growth potential, we promote the development, expansion and transformation of successful industries to enhance economic growth and create employment opportunities in Singapore. www.edbi.com.
About ST Telemedia
ST Telemedia (STT) is a strategic investor in communications, media and technology businesses around the globe. Its core competencies are in mobile communications, converged quadruple-play services, global IP/data services, data centers, satellite services and cable TV. STT also has interests in emerging technology verticals such as big data and Internet if Things (IoT). The in-depth and diverse industry experience and knowledge ST Telemedia brings to its investments help its businesses to develop competitive advantages and strengthen their market positions. For more information, please visit www.sttelemedia.com.
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