AirWatch

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AirWatch by VMware
Industry Enterprise mobility management software
Founded 2003 (2003) in Atlanta, USA
Founder John Marshall
Headquarters Atlanta, USA
Key people
Alan Dabbiere
Total assets $1.181B
Number of employees
2,300
Parent VMware
Website http://www.air-watch.com/

AirWatch is an Atlanta-based provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) software and standalone management systems for content, applications and email.

In July 2013, the company acquired Motorola Solutions's MSP (Mobility Services Platform) and extended management capabilities to ruggedized devices.[1]

History[edit]

Airwatch headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia

AirWatch was founded in 2003 as Wandering WiFi by John Marshall, who currently serves as president and CEO. Since 2006 Alan Dabbiere is the chairman.[2][3] In February 2013, AirWatch received its first round of funding, a $200 million investment from Insight Venture Partners and Accel.[4] On February 24, 2014 VMware acquired AirWatch for approximately $1.181B in cash and approximately $364M of installment payments and assumed unvested equity. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Kathy. "AirWatch Acquires Motorola's Mobility Services Platform". CRN. UBM. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Patty. "Power Players: Technology Ambassador". Georgia Trend Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Hockenson, Lauren. "You're no longer a startup...so now what?". The Next Web. The Next Web, Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Ho, Victoria. "AirWatch Gets $200 Million Series A Funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Somashekhar, Paple. "VMware Completes Acquisition of AirWatch".