WSO2 Completes $93 Million Series E Growth Funding Round with the
Investment from Info Edge
Info Edge, which joins lead investor Goldman Sachs Asset Managementin the Series E, provides a strategic contribution to WSO2’s accelerated business expansion across India
Dubai, UAE – July 5th, 2022–WSO2, the leader in digital transformation technology, today announced that the company has completed its Series E funding round with the addition of RedStart Labs (India), a subsidiary of Info Edge Limited (NSE: NAUKRI). The move brings the total growth capital raised to $93 million. Info Edge joins lead investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit (“Goldman Sachs”), which completed the first tranche of the Series E in November 2021. Info Edge, through its RedStart subsidiary, will contribute strategically to WSO2’s accelerated business expansion across India.
WSO2, with more than 800 customers in over 90 countries, has already established a strong presence in India. Over 35 leading enterprises in India—including government agencies and global leaders in financial services, communications, healthcare and technology—relyWSO2’s products and solutions to drive their digital journeys and deliver innovative experiences to customers. Additionally, over 100 million consumers in India are interacting with these organizations using secure digital services powered by WSO2.
“Across India, we’re seeing growing demand for our uniquely integrated approach to uniting best-in-class API management and integration with identity and access management as more organizations embrace digital business models,” said Dr. SanjivaWeerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. “RedStart, as part of Info Edge with its deep market understanding, extensive network, and success in investing in digital businesses like Zomato, will play a strategic role in helping us accelerate our growth and customer adoption in India.”
Since 2005, WSO2 has been delivering on its mission to democratize the development of modern applications and services with industry-leading, cloud native and open-source technologies for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM). The company is now expanding upon these offerings with a new generation of platform-as-a-service solutions that further speed customers’ time to market and ability to innovate.
“We believe WSO2 operates at the intersection of two powerful trends of an increasingly API driven world coupled with a wider adoption of open-source software by large enterprises for the flexibility and adaptability to offer agile, personalized services and innovative use-cases for their customers,” said Amit Behl, a partner at Info Edge, who led the company’s investment in WSO2. “As digital transformation accelerates across Indian enterprises and also as open-source forms the foundation of the government’s Digital India initiative, we expect India to emerge as a key market for WSO2 not only for its revenue potential but also for developer adoption.”
“The closing of the Series E investment round at $93 million, with Info Edge joining lead investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management, marks a significant milestone in WSO2’s growth,” said Uday Shankar Kizhepat, WSO2 vice president and general manager – MEA. “The investment by Info Edge via its RedStart Labs subsidiary is further validation of WSO2’s technology leadership, accelerating customer adoption, and strong business model. It will provide strategic contribution to our accelerated business expansion across the Middle East and Asian subcontinent.”
About RedStart Labs
RedStart Labs (India) is a subsidiary of Info Edge (India) Limited (NSE: NAUKRI) focusing on investing behind innovation and IP led business models. RedStart intends to back early-stage startups creating new ecosystems and outcomes driven by emerging science and fundamental research as well as technology platforms, IP and innovation. For more information, visit https://www.redstartlabs.in.
Founded in 2005, WSO2 enables thousands of enterprises, including hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments, to drive their digital transformation journeys—executing more than 60 trillion transactions and managing over 1 billion identities annually. Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organizations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications. Our open-source, API-first approach to software that runs on-premises and in the cloud helps developers and architects to be more productive and rapidly compose digital products to meet demand while remaining free from vendor lock-in. WSO2 has over 900 employees worldwide with offices in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, and the US. Visithttps://wso2.com to learn more. Follow WSO2 on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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