Veriflow Announces Series A Funding as the Company Takes an Exciting Next Step

Today, we are thrilled to announce $8.2 million in Series A funding, led by Menlo Ventures and with continued investment from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). It’s been a whirlwind three months since we launched out of stealth mode in early April. We’ve received a terrific reception from media, analysts and other influencers right out of the gate. Network World wrote, “Veriflow is making some lofty promises, but the credibility of both its founding teams and its investor base would suggest that it is doing so with some justification,” while 451 Research noted that the company “has assembled an impressive team to take on a major task.”

We’re building strong momentum with our innovative approach to combating network breaches and outages through mathematical network verification. With our launch behind us, we’re now moving aggressively to get our platform to market. We’ll use this investment round to build out our sales force, hire more talented engineers and boost our marketing presence.

This Series A investment was propelled by the success of our product with pilot customers, and by the strength of the world-class group of engineers we’ve assembled. In late April, we announced that renowned computer scientist Scott Shenker joined our board of advisors. Scott was CEO and co-founder of Nicira, a pioneering software-defined networking company that was sold to VMware for $1.26B in 2012. He went on to co-found Databricks, which is generating lots of heat in the Big Data space, and he co-founded the Open Networking Foundation. Scott has also been a research collaborator of Veriflow co-founder and CTO Brighten Godfrey since Brighten was earning his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Scott’s guidance will continue to be instrumental as the company matures.

In May, Veriflow was named a Silver winner in the category of New Products and Services in the Network Product Guide Awards. Judges were impressed by our technical prowess and the uniqueness of the company’s vision for transforming the network.

And it’s that vision that will quickly propel us to market. We’re not offering just another program or box for an already crowded and complex datacenter ecosystem. We’re providing a whole new way of ensuring that the network is safe and running smoothly. In the future, we see the word ‘Veriflow’ gaining usage as a verb: When making any modifications to a network, network and security engineers will Veriflow it to eliminate the possibility of change-induced outages and vulnerabilities.