It’s always news when a company goes and secures funding then, just like receiving a thank you card for that thoughtful Christmas present you sent, it’s lovely when a company comes back and lets you know how they’re doing and what they’ve done with the money they raised.
Back in November 2012 Miradore announced that they had secured a €1.2M investment round from Inventure and Belgian ICT executive and industry influencer Willem Hendrickx. They are also participating in the YIC program run by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), which provides public funding of up to one million euros. A year later and they are back to tell us how the company is growing thanks to that investment.
Miradore describe themselves as the European pioneers in managing diverse IT environments and supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. With their cloud-based Miradore software, managed service providers (MSPs) can build unified and highly automated service-delivery processes to easily manage their customers’ IT environments. The company boast that they are able to support the entire IT lifecycle, including purchasing, installation, maintenance, replacement and retiring devices – eliminating a large share of manual IT management work.
Their software solution allows any IT organization to have an up-to-date inventory information about the organization’s IT assets such as workstations, mobile devices, servers and network equipment, in a large organisation that’s got to be nothing short of a miracle. The solution also allows efficient software distribution, remote management and real-time management of software licenses.
One of their main pieces of news is a new hiring, Marko Ruusinen, who is coming in to join their management team. He is described as a seasoned cloud-services sales executive with previous experience working for startups Pilvion and Sopima, and he spent almost a decade at the IT services management company Efecte as well.
The company has seen good growth in Brazil, Southeast Asia and the Nordic countries. At the beginning of the year, they opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil, and it has already signed reseller agreements with six major IT services companies in the country.
“The growth funding Miradore raised a year ago has enabled us to take significant steps in new markets, which we identified as having the best prospects for fast growth”, explained Miradore’s CEO Kristian Jarnefelt. In addition to this location, and their software development center in Lappeenranta, Finland, they also have sales offices in the United Kingdom and Singapore. “Miradore has end customers in 30 countries, and our goal is to have over a million IT devices managed by the Miradore solution by the year 2015.”