Growing virtualisation demand sees Aperi secure $10MN | Media Investment | Business
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As it seeks to scale to meet the growing demand from customers for what it calls its unique range of services, virtualised media production technology provider Aperi has closed a round of funding of more than $10 million.

aperi joopjanssen 8July2019Aperi microservers see use in enabling service providers, content owners, rights holders and broadcasters to work faster, more efficiently, and at scale for what is claimed to be the lowest-cost and most agile remote production. The company says that the combination of the true virtualisation that it is able to offer, along with its V-Stack media hypervisor-based approach, delivers low-latency media processing for both centralised/de-centralised media networks.

It stated that it would use its new capital to expand its range of broadcast functions and scale global presence.

The bulk of the round has been met by global industry-focused venture capitalists drawn from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, ed by software and cloud technology experts Merapar, and also included Ocom, Manuardeo, Innov8on and Malvern Ventures.

“This demonstration of confidence in Aperi’s revolutionary open and software-defined technology will enable us to further expand our range of innovative broadcast functions, while continuing to grow our global presence,” remarked Aperi CEO Joop Janssen (pictured) discussing the funding. “It arrives at a point where we have established ourselves as the trusted backbone of many premium sports productions and it’s safe to say that the vision of Brian Keane, Aperi’s co-founder and lead architect, has well and truly been realised.”

Added Merapar CEO Erwin van Dommelen: “Since we first got involved in the business in 2016, we have been convinced by Aperi’s disruptive potential in the media infrastructure and live broadcast production markets. The recent speed of adoption of its software driven low latency media processing platform has exceeded our expectations, and shows that Aperi will play significant leadership role in the future of live production.”