Israeli based startup providing remote access for mobile devices, receives $3M in series B funding by fellow Israeli based Cellebrite
Israeli startup, CommuniTake, specializing in providing remote access for mobile devices, announced the completion of a series B round of funding today (Sunday), closing in at 3 million dollars.
The round was led by Cellebrite , another Israeli company specializing in the transfer, backup and restoring of data on mobile devices. Seen largely as a strategic move, Cellebrite will now have access to CommuniTake’s technology, granting their operators more flexibility in how, when and where they’ll be able to diagnose and treat advanced mobile solutions for their users.
This is CommuniTake’s second round of funding after receiving seed capital in 2009 by SHM (the private equity firm of Shmuel Mendzitsky) and closing their first round of funding in September 2010 where they scooped up a cool $1.05 million – $750K of which came from Plus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Moldawsky Group, and the remaining 300K by way of a government grant from the Office of the Israeli Chief Scientist.
Remote Access for Mobile Devices
CommuniTake’s platform allows for remote access of mobile devices by service providers to solve problems for private and business customers related to their device functionality. So instead of users trying to decipher a customer service rep’s instructions in mid commute while operators alternate between speaking louder and/or slower in vain attempts to be understood by users of average tech intelligence – operators can now manipulate customer smartphones themselves, troubleshooting for users on the fly.
So far, CommuniTake’s platform has been met with great success in its home country of Israel, as well as by many cellular operators around the globe. The CommuniTake platform is a client based software installed on supported mobile devices by the clients themselves, after which, service representatives can diagnose problems remotely, manipulating applications and guiding users on how to solve such problems on their own in the future.
CommuniTake , whose headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 2008 by President and CEO Ronen Sasson – also a former VP at Amdocs, Omri Lavie – founder of Clockwize, Eran Karpen – former director of R&D at MobileSolid, Ami Perlmutter and Shalev Hulio. Among their clients are some of the largest cellular providers in the world including; European mobile operator, Vodafone, Finnish cellphone manufacturer, Nokia, as well as Israeli cellular operators, Pelephone and Cellcom.
Video: The CommuniTake Solution – Demo