A cross-section of experts who understand the challenges of buying and
selling internet infrastructure globally have signed on as investors in
the seed round for San Francisco-based Inflect.
The $3 million Series Seed round includes both sides of the industry:
internet startup veterans with first-hand knowledge of the challenges
faced when searching for and buying internet infrastructure globally, as
well as the service providers who struggle to reach buyers directly.
Investors in the round include:
Platform launched in June as a preview release. It provides an open,
neutral marketplace where buyers and sellers of internet
infrastructure-datacenter colocation, network and related services-find
accurate information to connect, collaborate and transact, building
solutions that power the global data economy. Inflect delivers accurate,
validated, vendor-neutral service provider capability and location
information. Inflect is free and easy to use and delivers the most
accurate data available. Sellers pay Inflect for customer contracts
delivered. Think Kayak for internet infrastructure.
Mike Nguyen, co-founder and CEO of Inflect:"We're
fortunate to have investors who understand both the buy and sell sides
of our industry. They understand how challenging it is to buy
colocation, managed and network services. As industry insiders, they've
all wasted time and money due to lack of access to accurate data and the
right service provider contacts needed to source the right solutions."
Kyle Vogt, CEO and founder, Cruise Automation"It's
impossible to buy anything in this industry, or even knowwhether it
exists, without talking to half a dozen salespeople. It's infuriatingly
opaque. But by aggregating data from dozens of sources and making it
extremely easy to search and explore, Inflect has brought a new level of
transparency to the industry and created the obvious home for a
marketplace of buyers and sellers of internet infrastructure."
Momentum (News - Alert) Building Since Launch
Since its June
launch, Inflect has attracted a landslide of attention from global
networking and colocation services providers. It includes verified data
from 40+ service providers and more than 4,000 data centers worldwide.
This represents more than 80 percent of globally available public
infrastructure options, according to company estimates.
Service providers are embracing Inflect because the platform connects
them directly with buyers who have done their research and are ready to
take the next step, shortening what has been an inefficient and manual
sales process. Service providers can update and maintain product and
location data, and they are connected with buyers only when those buyers
have searched for and identified their preferred solution and are ready
Who Uses Inflect?
Inflect users typically have workloads that have outgrown public cloud.
They use Inflect to find the right services to augment public cloud and
build hybrid infrastructure. These services are needed to satisfy, for
example, geographic diversity, network performance, compliance and
regulatory requirements. Inflect helps companies find and collaborate
with the right service providers in a free, open and neutral platform.
Inflect takes the pain, inaccuracy and cycles out of finding the right
internet infrastructure services for each user. Before Inflect, the
process took weeks to months, requiring manual research and validation
often done via consultants or directly with a multitude of sales reps.
Inflect provides the accurate colocation and network services data users
need to create relevant and complete internet infrastructure solutions.
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