Nokeena raises $6.5 million

Ronny Kerr · June 25, 2009 · Short URL:

Latest boost in capital secures healthy future for new media infrastructure

 nokeenaNokeena Networks announced Thursday that it's secured $6.5 million in new venture capital, bringing the Santa Clara, Calif-based startup’s total funding to $15 million.

Forty-year-old investment firm Mayfield Fund, which traditionally targets companies in consumer and energy technology sectors, joins previous investors Clearstone Venture Partners and Trinity Investments, which both helped raise $8.7 million for Nokeena last August.

“We are honored now to add Mayfield Fund to our prestigious group of blue-chip investors and look forward to leveraging their expertise in the online video market,” said Nokeena co-founder and CEO Rajan Raghavan in the press release.

This latest arrival of funding comes just two months after the company launched its media delivery solution to video publishers and content networks.

At the core of Nokeena’s media solution is the promise to offer a new affordable and profitable media infrastructure solution that will allow for TV-quality streaming online. The startup’s key software, called Media Flow Director, fulfills this vision by uniting several technological advancements in optimization with an open architecture.

Navin Chaddha, Mayfield MD and co-founder of VXTreme (or Windows Media), sounds genuinely excited about the company’s new investment: “We look forward to working with Rajan, Prabakar and their team to establish Nokeena as the standard for online media serving at massive scale, while providing a television-like viewing experience at dramatically lower delivery costs.”

More details on Nokeena’s software solution can be found here.

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Ankeena Networks is a leading provider of new media delivery infrastructure solutions.  Ankeena's innovative Media Flow Director powers 3-screen delivery of live and on-demand rich media content, and also serves as a platform to integrate comprehensive solutions.  Ankeena's solutions deliver online content at a massive scale while providing a television-like viewing experience for media and dramatically lowering delivery costs.  The company offers purpose-built software appliances that combine deep media intelligence and open architecture to provide complete flexibility to providers. By leveraging Ankeena's solution, content and service providers can lower delivery costs while increasing profits over time. For an example of Ankeena's solution in action, visit Ankeena is based in Santa Clara, Calif., and the company's web site can be found at

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