SkyGiraffe Gets Strategic Investment From Microsoft To Mobilize Enterprises

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Last we heard from SkyGiraffe, a platform to extend enterprise systems with mobile devices, it had raised a seed round from Angels (including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups) back in May. Today it announces it has taken a strategic investment from Microsoft Ventures. Terms were not disclosed but we understand from sources that the investment is more about strategy than injecting large amounts of cash. Because SkyGiraffe has key integrations with Microsoft technologies, this will give it significant distribution, and presumably, way more traction than if it was out there on its own.

The company was started by and Itay Braun, VP R&D, and Boaz Hecht, CEO. The latter says they make it “easy for businesses to perform” on mobile. How it works is this: An IT manager downloads the client, installs SkyGiraffe Studio and then selects the back-end and data source to connect. IT can then…

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