SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyGiraffe, an end-to-end enterprise mobility platform that enables organizations to mobilize line-of-business systems, has announced $6 million in funding to continue expanding the breadth and capabilities of its platform among other initiatives. To that end, 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.
"Enterprise mobility solutions often make grand claims, but rarely do they deliver on their promises," said SGVC Managing Partner Dovi Frances. "Having looked into other competitors in this landscape that proclaim they have solved the enterprise mobility puzzle, we've found they are still unable to provide a cost and resource-effective solution with the right user interface. SkyGiraffe is the only one offering a full-stack solution that truly works and scales for the enterprise."
"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.
SkyGiraffe is an enterprise-grade mobility platform that simplifies how companies interact with their corporate systems. Our end-to-end platform opens up access to your critical business workflows via our no-code native front-end, custom front-ends built on our SDK, or any third-party SaaS application your employees already use. Global 2000 companies use SkyGiraffe to streamline their business processes and empower employees to be productive anywhere, anytime, on any device. SkyGiraffe is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. and is funded by SGVC, Trilogy Equity, Microsoft Ventures and 500 Startups. To learn more, visit skygiraffe.com.
Founded by Dovi Frances in 2012, SGVC is an early stage venture capital firm focused on partnering with and providing resources to visionary entrepreneurs in their pursuit to transform and abstract large and opaque industries across: Business to Business, Enterprise Software, Financial and Real Estate Technology.
Sarah Frueh, SkyGiraffe Marketing