Citrix Systems’ Startup Accelerator Backs Nukona

Nukona Inc., the San Diego-based maker of mobile application software, has completed a round of funding led by the Startup Accelerator program at Citrix Systems. Specifics of the investment were not publicized.

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Nukona Announces Close of Funding Round Led by Citrix Startup Accelerator

Startup helps IT pros manage corporate applications on mobile devices
SAN DIEGO – Sept. 21, 2011 – Nukona, Inc., the company delivering a new class of Mobile Application-Management (MAM) software that enables enterprise IT to quickly and easily apply corporate policies to apps, users and devices, said today it has closed a round of funding led by the Startup Accelerator program at Citrix Systems.
Nukona co-founder and CEO Chris Perret said the funding round, which also included a number of other angel investors, will be used to accelerate a number of security and policy management features for Nukona’s flagship App Center product line being requested by its Fortune 500 customers.
The Citrix Startup Accelerator found that Nukona exemplifies its criteria for startups, which stipulate that companies qualifying for consideration must:
Demonstrate innovative business solutions that have the potential to impact areas such as virtualization, cloud, mobility, networking, security, storage, collaboration or SaaS;
Offer a clear explanation of how their solutions address mobile business needs;
Provide a superior user experience based on insights into human behavior;
Emphasize solving business problems and simplifying users’ “digital lives” both at work and leisure, and
Possess a compelling business plan and scalable business model.
“We’re excited that the Citrix Startup Accelerator has chosen to invest in Nukona, given the long history Citrix has of supporting enterprise business and technology innovation balanced with solid management and governance,” said Perret. “We’re proud to say that Nukona delivers on both imperatives and supports two of the Accelerator’s focus areas of “Re-empowering IT” and “Managing Mobile Madness.”
Martin Duursma, Vice President, Citrix Labs, and Chair of the CTO Office at Citrix Systems, said: “Startup Accelerator extends Citrix Labs’ focus on innovation by investing capital in exciting new startups that we believe have all the other ingredients to succeed. We look forward to working closely with Nukona to help enterprises as they scramble to come to terms with the rapid pace of change related to cloud computing, mobile devices and the ’consumerization’ of corporate IT.”
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About Nukona
Nukona is a mobile management company that enables IT organizations to easily secure, deploy and manage corporate applications and enterprise data on company-owned and personal mobile devices. Nukona is headquartered in San Diego with offices in San Jose, Calif. Follow Nukona on Twitter for the latest information at @nukonainc.
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