Tailscale secures $3M seed financing led by Heavybit

CPE News (4/7/2020) – Tailscale Inc has officially announced the close of a $3 million seed round of financing led by Heavybit with participation from Uncork Capital and a group of angel investors.

Among the angel investors are Edith Harbaugh (CEO of LaunchDarkly); Eric Lindvall (Co-founder of Papertrail); Inovia Capital (Todd Simpson); Jeff Hammerbacher (Co-founder of Cloudera); Josh Bleecher Snyder (Co-founder of card.io); Magnus Hillestad (CEO of Sanity.io); Marc-Antoine Ruel (Google); Michael Mettler (Co-founder of card.io); Mohamed Musbah (Director, Microsoft Research); Panache Ventures (David Dufresne); Raymond Colletti (VP of Revenue at Codecov, former Director of Enablement at Datadog); Shelly Glennon (former Product Lead on Google Fiber); Stephanie Schatz Friedman (experienced advisor and angel investor).

Founded by Avery Pennarun, David Crawshaw, and David Carney in 2019, Toronto/Montreal/New York/Seattle based Tailscale is developing tools to simplify the long tail of software development.

Tailscale’s corporate VPN requires no hardware or infrastructure and can be set up in minutes. Based on Google’s zero-trust BeyondCorp architecture and built on top of WireGuard’s Noise protocol encryption, Tailscale makes network security accessible to teams of any scale.

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