Juniper Networks invests $2.5M in enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist – TechCrunch
Alchemist, which started as an experiment to higher promote enterprise entrepreneurs, has morphed right into a well-established Silicon Valley accelerator.
To show it, San Francisco-based Alchemist is asserting a contemporary $2.5 million funding forward of its 20th demo day on Wednesday. Juniper Networks, a networking and cybersecurity options enterprise, has led the spherical, with participation from Siemens’ enterprise capital unit Subsequent47.
Launched in 2012 by former Draper Fisher Jurvetson investor Ravi Belani, Alchemist gives collaborating groups with six months of mentorship and a $36,000 funding. Alchemist admits corporations whose income stream comes from enterprises, not customers, with a bent towards technical founders.
In keeping with numbers offered by the accelerator, dubbed the “Y Combinator of Enterprise,” 115 Alchemist portfolio corporations have gone on to boost $556 million throughout a number of VC offers. One other 25 have been acquired, together with S4 Capital’s current $150 million acquisition of media consultancy MightyHive, Alchemist’s largest exit so far.
Different notable alums embody Rigetti Computing, LaunchDarkly, which helps startups soft-launch options and drone startup Matternet.
Alchemist has beforehand raised enterprise capital funding, together with a $2 million financing in 2017 led by GE and an undisclosed funding from Salesforce.
Nineteen corporations will demo merchandise onstage tomorrow. You may stay stream Alchemist’s 20th demo day right here.