Esper, an Android-based development platform, raises $30 million as pandemic accelerates adoption of intelligent devices

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Esper, an Android-based development platform, raises $30 million as pandemic accelerates adoption of intelligent devices
Esper provides an Android-based DevOps platformEsper
  • Esper has raised $30 million in its Series B round, taking its total funding to $40.6 million.
  • It is a US-based startup that offers an Android-based DevOps platform.
  • It provides development and cloud-based device management tools to developers.
US-based Esper has raised $30 billion in Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, taking its total funding to $40.6 million. The latest round of funding saw participation from existing investors as well.

Esper specialises in Android DevOps – which stands for development and operations. While the pandemic has brought many businesses to a standstill or slowed them down, it seems to have accelerated Esper’s growth.

“The pandemic has transformed industries like connected fitness, digital health, hospitality, and food delivery, further accelerating the adoption of intelligent edge devices,” said Yadhu Gopalan, chief executive and co-founder at Esper.

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Android’s widespread reach in the Asia-Pacific region is also one of the reasons behind Esper’s growth. “At year-end, the number of devices running on Esper grew 15x, with 70x year-over-year revenue growth,” the company said in a statement.

However, it’s worth noting that since the baseline numbers, this might not mean much to us, but investors seem to believe in the company.

Esper provides tooling to help developers and engineers manage Android-based edge devices – essentially, internet-of-things (IoT) devices. Esper’s tools include a full development stack for developers, cloud-based device management services and hardware emulators to make development for different devices easier.

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To continue on its growth path, Esper has announced that it is hiring across roles – from Android engineers, to business development directors, sales and marketing managers, the company has a wide range of requirements.

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