Microsoft Ventures invests in open networking software startup SnapRoute

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SnapRoute, a California-based open networking software startup, today announced that it has closed $25 million in Series A venture financing with participation from Microsoft Ventures and others. Like every other startup that takes funding, SnapRoute will use the funding to accelerate development of their products to increase their reach across Fortune 500 companies.

Founded by top engineers from Apple, SnapRoute’s Network OS FlexSwitch open-source software runs on commodity “white box” switches and routers and is changing how companies build data centers, challenging the need for expensive, high-margin, proprietary hardware from legacy networking vendors. It is a fully programmable network stack that is modular, Linux distribution agnostic, and equipped with RESTful APIs at every level. The solution offers the network operator increased control, visibility and flexibility. It also allows for the development of custom applications from open APIs.

“SnapRoute is filling a gap in how network engineers work today by offering a highly scalable open networking stack, enabling engineers to work more efficiently and reduce enterprise costs,” said Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice president, Microsoft Ventures. “This smart offering, paired with a strong technical team, sets SnapRoute up for continued market traction.”

Learn more about SnapRoute here.

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