Perfecto Mobile Raises $7 million from Carmel Ventures and Vertex Venture Capital
- Created on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 00:00
The new investment will be used to support the company’s strategy to expand its mobile device testing service cloud.
Tel Aviv, Israel, September 15, 2009 -- Perfecto Mobile, a global leading provider of remote access and automated testing solutions for mobile devices, today announced that it has closed a $7 million second round of financing. The sum was raised from existing investors: Carmel Ventures and Vertex Venture Capital. Perfecto Mobile will use the proceeds of this financing round to expand its Handset Cloud testing service as well as for ramping up marketing and sales activities.
”We are very excited about the new investment from our long-term supporting venture funds,” said Eran Yaniv, CEO of Perfecto Mobile. ”The emergence of new business models and open technologies in the mobile industry, such as mobile application stores, mobile widgets and open device platforms increases the need for testing on mobile devices and thus creates a great opportunity for Perfecto Mobile“.
Yaniv added that with the new funds Perfecto Mobile will be able to reach more developers and better address their needs by increasing the number of handsets available for testing in more geographical locations.
“We are confident in Perfecto Mobile’s ability to successfully serve the booming market of mobile software" said Rina Shainski, General Partner of Carmel Ventures. "Perfecto’s service is being embraced by the leading players in the mobile ecosystem, including carriers, handset manufacturers and developers. It helps perfecting the mobile user experience which is essential for delivering successful services. With a strong management team and a compelling service, Perfecto Mobile is poised to be the leader of its market."
“With customers such as Vodafone and Swisscom, Perfecto Mobile has proven its ability to help overcome the huge challenges that mobile operators and mobile application providers face when they take new devices and applications to market” said Ehud Levy, Managing Partner at Vertex Venture Capital. “We are glad to help Perfecto Mobile grow and expand its activities to additional customers and markets“.
The developments in the mobile industry encourage an ever-growing number of developers to create a myriad of new innovative applications and quickly get them to market. In order to successfully monetize applications and ensure their quality, these developers, as well as the app stores providers, need to test the applications on a variety of mobile handsets. Perfecto Mobile’s Handset Cloud service enables developers and testers to test their mobile phone applications over the web on a multitude of real handsets of various platforms, such as Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and J2ME.
About Perfecto Mobile
Perfecto Mobile is global leading provider of remote access and automated testing solutions for mobile devices. Perfecto Mobile’s Handset Cloud service enables developers and testers located anywhere in the world to access, via the Internet, a comprehensive range of the latest mobile handsets. Users can use the Perfecto Mobile handsets to develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services. In addition, they can use the service to ensure effective collaboration between their various internal teams, their customers and their partners.
Perfecto Mobile also provides dedicated Private Handset Cloud systems for mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and independent software vendors. The Perfecto Mobile system provides a secure, online environment where users can access pre-and post-launch handsets for development, testing, and post-deployment service monitoring. Vodafone and Swisscom are among the Perfecto Mobile customers who are already taking advantage of the Private Handset Cloud system.
Founded in 2006, Perfecto Mobile’s headquarters are located in Petach Tivkva, Israel. The company is funded by Carmel Ventures and Vertex Venture Capital.