Instart Logic, which provides a cloud-based service for Web publishers to improve site performance over mobile and WiFi networks, has raised $26 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, which included prior investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has now raised $43 million in total funding.
Instart Logic Secures $26 Million in Series C Funding Round, Led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Proceeds Used to Fuel Sales Growth as Company Continues to Replace Content Delivery Networks
Mountain View, Calif. – (May 13, 2014) – Instart Logic, the cloud application delivery service for performance-obsessed organizations, today announced it has raised $26 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding to continue the company’s rapid sales growth and accelerate product innovation. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with participation from prior investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital.
These funds come at a time of exponential growth for Instart Logic, whose customer base has grown by more than 500 percent over the past year. Companies such as One Kings Lane, Volcom, Washington Post, Wine.com and Omni Hotels have replaced their existing content delivery network (CDNs) with Instart Logic’s service. Industry influencers have also taken note: Gartner recently named Instart Logic to its list of “Cool Vendors in Web Computing, 2014.” With this industry recognition, increasing interest from e-commerce, SaaS and media companies, and the company’s unique software technologies, Instart Logic is transforming the multi-billion-dollar market for application delivery solutions. Proceeds from this round will be used to expand sales and marketing and accelerate research and development.
“Application performance and user experience have never been a more strategic, competitive differentiator,” said Matt Murphy, general partner, KPCB. “Instart Logic’s application streaming approach is fundamentally different, delivering dramatic results for their customers and making existing content delivery networks obsolete.”
“In less than 12 months, Instart Logic has introduced many of the world’s most performance-obsessed companies to a new way of accelerating their cloud applications,” said Manav Mital, CEO, Instart Logic. “We’ve only scratched the surface of our technology potential, and we are pleased that KPCB is joining us to take our business into the next phase of growth.”
The growth in mobile devices, wireless access and application size has created new “last mile” bottlenecks in application performance. For e-commerce, SaaS and media companies, poor application performance leads to lost revenue, user dissatisfaction and fewer page views. Instart Logic’s unique cloud-client platform virtualizes applications on the browser and leverages software intelligence in the cloud to dynamically optimize delivery of application components on demand. This approach typically results in 2x-3x performance improvements over CDN and FEO technologies.
About Instart Logic
Instart Logic accelerates cloud application delivery for the world’s most performance-obsessed organizations. Its unique cloud-client platform and web application streaming technology solve performance challenges inherent in wireless connections and makes content delivery networks (CDNs) obsolete. Using Instart Logic, organizations can provide ultrafast, visually immersive experiences on any device to maximize revenue, deliver superior customer experiences and gain competitive advantage. Instart Logic has been recognized for its innovation with a number of industry awards, and was named a “Cool Vendor in Web Computing” by Gartner in 2014. Instart Logic is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital and several notable Silicon Valley angel investors. Learn more at www.instartlogic.com or follow us on Twitter at @InstartLogic.