Venture Funding

SkyGiraffe Raises $6 Million


SAN MATEO — SkyGiraffe, an enterprise mobility platform that enables organizations to mobilize line-of-business systems, has announced $6 million in funding to continue expanding its platform.

The company has announced expanded functionality to provide a single, secure endpoint for developers to build on top of the SkyGiraffe platform, enabling read and write access from enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and ServiceNow. The round, led by SGVC with participation from Trilogy Equity Partners, also included angel investments from enterprise mobility and security veterans including Heroku Founder and CEO James Lindenbaum, Parse Founder and CEO Ilya Sukhar, and Lookout Founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey.

With SkyGiraffe, developers have full, secure access to the backend data on top of which they need to build applications. The REST endpoint can be integrated into popular third-party front-end applications like Slack, Office365, Skype, and Google Sheets.

SkyGiraffe has open-sourced the code, which can be accessed via GitHub here.

“Today more than ever, businesses need to quickly and continuously build mobile-first enterprise applications that access SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and others” said James Lindenbaum. “For the first time, SkyGiraffe has made it possible for developers to easily build and deploy these apps.”

The SkyGiraffe platform tackles the resulting complexity when most enterprise mobility scenarios require information from corporate data sources, creating many mobile “micro-moments” for users. Take for instance Customer 360 or updating CRMs like Salesforce or Oracle, interacting with tickets from ServiceNow or BMC Remedy, or updating corporate data in SAP, Teradata, etc. SkyGiraffe’s platform supports out-of-the-box connections to 92% of corporate systems via native connectors or standard interfaces like REST and oData, and functions seamlessly with all cloud and on-premises systems today’s enterprises use.

“Optimizing business processes in the mobile era depends on secure, scalable data access for applications,” said SkyGiraffe Founder and CEO Boaz Hecht. “SkyGiraffe’s platform provides customers with a competitive advantage in solving this issue to execute on their mobility strategies at unprecedented speed and scale.”

SkyGiraffe previously raised $4.5 million from 500 Startups, Microsoft Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners and angels.

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