Workspot raises $6.5 million in Series A funding from Helion, Translink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures

Workspace-as-a-Service solutions provider, Workspot, has secured $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Helion along with Translink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. With this funding, Workspot aims to redefine mobile application and data access.

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The two year old company provides a powerful Workspace-as-a-Service solution for firms of any size to securely deliver core business apps and data on personal mobile devices. Workspot’s cloud-based solution offers complete flexibility for IT administrators to manage mobile access for enterprises and provides an easy to deploy solution that saves on cost and time, and requires no new infrastructure or complex software.

Workspot was created by a team of experienced technologists with backgrounds from Citrix, VMware, Oracle, Juniper Networks, Cisco, Symantec and Microsoft.  Prior to its Series A round, Workspot had raised a $3.3 million round of seed from Qualcomm Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, Norwest, Redpoint, Webb Investment Network, and angel investors.

Ashish Gupta, senior managing director at Helion Ventures puts in precisely,

Workspot is tackling a universal problem faced by IT departments of all sizes in the post-PC era; employees’ increasing use of mobile devices to work, secure and gain seamless access to business applications and data has become a major challenge.  Most of the competing solutions are antiquated and rooted in complex on-premise infrastructure that only superficially touches the cloud.”

Workspot has created a 100 percent cloud-based solution for IT administrators called Workspot Control, and a mobile application for Android and iOS end-users called Workspot. The Workspot application is a unified workspace, allowing endusers to easily access their data and applications behind a firewall from any mobile device.

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Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot comments, “Workspot is redefining enterprise mobility, giving IT professionals a much simpler, cost effective BYOD solution, while giving employees a secure contained workspace on their devices.This funding will enable Workspot to tackle the needs of the evolving mobile enterprise and allow us to scale up on bringing our 100 percent cloud-based solution to more endusers and IT administrators.”

ToshiOtani, from Translink Capital mentions explicitly,

Organizations across the world have been struggling to solve BYOD. Workspot has built an elegant solution that not only provides great user experience to users, but also simplifies the deployment for IT. The Workspot solution is ready for early adopters of mobile technology in Korea, Japan and Greater China.

One of the clients of Workspot, Michael Luu, information security director for City of Milpitas in California shares, “We’ve been running Workspot since September 2013, and it’s enabled our internal teams to serve the City of Milpitas in realtime. We have a lean IS team and when we evaluate solutions, a key criteria to selecting a vendor is their approach to architecture. Workspot’s cloud approach where the data and control are separate stood out to us, and being able to leverage our existing Cisco VPN investment was important.” 

Alok Soni

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