Mimecast secures USD62 million investment from Insight Venture Partners
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 27, 2012, 10:34 a.m.
Cloud email archiving, security and continuity firm Mimecast has announced that it has secured $62.15 million in Series C funding led by global private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners, with existing investors Dawn Capital also participating. Mimecast plans to use the funding to accelerate the development and deployment of new technology, and to support plans for rapid expansion in the US market.
Founded in the UK in 2003 by Peter Bauer (CEO) and Neil Murray (CTO), Mimecast has grown rapidly, with over 50 percent year on year revenue growth recorded in six of the past nine years. Today, the company has over 6,000 customers globally and over 1.5 million users worldwide.
In South Africa, the operation has continued to grow its market leadership in Cloud email security, netting 31.2% of the market share according to the bi-annual BackChannel Hosted Email Security Report, released in July 2012.
In addition to growing its existing business within the European, American and South African markets, Mimecast intends to use the investment to drive innovations in corporate email. The company’s technology has already played an instrumental role in changing the way businesses deploy email; leading the transition from fragmented LAN-based infrastructures to a single platform cloud solution, Unified Email Management (UEM). Mimecast will now focus on continuing this evolution, using its Software-as-a-Service technology to create an Information Banking platform that allows businesses to unlock the inherent value stored within corporate email.
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