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This article was published on August 17, 2012


    Stealth startup Extend Labs lands $1.9m to help developers make cross-platform enterprise apps

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    Not a lot is known about Silicon Valley-based Extend Labs, which is firmly in stealth mode. An SEC filing surfaced this morning, however, revealing that the startup has raised $1.9 million in early-stage equity and debt funding.

    Co-founded by folks with experience working for enterprise software companies like Citrix, VMware and Oracle, Extend Labs on its website says its mission is to “enable companies to extend their enterprise onto any device”.

    The company is looking for iOS, Android and Windows software developers.

    Extend Labs was co-founded by chief exec Amitabh Sinha, formerly GM of the huge Enterprise Desktops and Apps business unit at Citrix. Before that, he co-founded Everypath, an enterprise mobility software solutions firm.

    Also involved are Puneet Chawla, a founding engineer on the VMware View product line and formerly EIR at Redpoint Ventures, as well as Ty Wang, who previously headed up business development at Twilio and worked for Oracle.

    From Wang’s LinkedIn profile, we learn a tad more about which problem(s) Extend Labs is going to try and solve:

    Lots of disruption already being caused by bring-your-own device, cloud technologies, and expanding network bandwidths. Changing demands drive new solutions, and we intend to create something that provides ease and familiar access for End Users with control and visibility for Corporate IT.

    We’ve reached out to the company for more information about the financing round.