Cloudbrink Raises $25M in Funding

Prakash Mana co-founder and CEO of Cloudbrink
Prakash Mana co-founder and CEO of Cloudbrink

Cloudbrink, a Sunnyvale, California-based provider of hybrid access as a service solutions, raised $25M in funding.

The round was led by Highland and The Fabric.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth, expand operations and its business reach.

Led by co-founder and CEO Prakash Mana (former PulseSecure and Citrix) and founder Subbu Ponnuswamy (former Mojo Networks and Aruba), Cloudbrink brings performance connectivity to the modern hybrid workforce. The company uses AI and ML to provide edge-native hybrid access as a service (HAaaS), delivering accelerated performance for cloud, SaaS and data center applications. With thousands of dynamic PoPs, the software-only solution builds on highly secure zero-trust and dark network principles to enable an in-office experience for users anywhere while reducing operational complexity for network, security and IT administrators. Its HAaaS replaces legacy VPN and SD-WAN architectures and enables employees to work from anywhere in the world.

Cloudbrink has three components:

  • The Brink App installed on end-user devices leverages the power of AI to overcome any network challenges and guarantees a high quality of experience for the end-user, regardless of the network.
  • Enterprise access edges called Fast Edges automatically created close to the end user enable Cloudbrink to react rapidly to changes in demand, guaranteeing the highest possible performance.
  • Cloudbrink software deployed in the customer’s cloud environment or data center provides a secure end-to-end connection built on dark network and zero trust principles from the end user to their applications.