Stealthy Network Virtualization Startup Big Switch Raises $13.7 Million


Big Switch Networks, a network virtualization startup currently in stealth mode, has raised $13.8 million in funding according to an SEC filing (via FormDs).

The Palo Alto company is led by Guido Appenzeller, a former Stanford assistant professor, former co-founder and CTO at Voltage Security and entrepreneur-in-residence at Morgenthaler Ventures (see his LinkedIn profile)

His co-founder and VP of Sales & Marketing is Kyle Forster, formerly VP of Product Management at Joost and Product Manager at Cisco Systems.

According to a LinkedIn company profile, Big Switch is commercializing network virtualization technologies based on OpenFlow, a research technology from Stanford University’s Computer Science department.

The company’s board includes Shirish Sathaye of Menlo Park-based Khosla Ventures, Mike Volpi of Switzerland-based Index Ventures and former Mountain View-based Veritas Software Chairman and CEO Mark Leslie.

Read more: Big Switch Networks gets $13.8M funding | Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

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  1. Ontario says:

    If Big Switch’s network virtualization technology kicks off, VARs, resellers and MSPs will have a brand new way to approach potential customers, provide more value and offer new and innovative solutions.


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