YC’s Paperspace Secures Funding, Set To Disrupt Virtual Desktop Market
Goes Head-on Against Established Players
Daniel Kobran and Dillon Erb, alumini of Y Combinator of winter ’15, are the founders behind Paperspace- a virtual desktop technology that is taking the way less travelled. The startup is planning to disrupt the virtual desktop market already filled with big companies like VMware, Amazon and Citrix. Despite the risk involved, the startup has raised $4 million in seed funding. The investors include Ludlow Ventures, Data Collective and Initialized Capital. Also, the individual investors who contributed include Digital Ocean co-founder Jeff Carr.
Virtual Desktops and Their Applications
It takes the entire computer on to the cloud and leaves behind very small footprint. The employees can have all the features and tools that are required for their jobs. It also makes it easier for bigger companies to manage and regulate systems in the office. Virtual desktops are especially important to sectors of finance and healthcare.
One can access this virtual desktop either from a regular browser or with a specially-designed receiver called Paperweight- that can be plugged to a screen and a keyboard to use. The cloud-based system can stream files and data to your screen anytime, anywhere. It also offers shared drives, one-click backup, and monitoring options to the company.
The small receiver, Paperweight is tagged at $50 for pre-order. The cloud-based access starts at $10. This price varies depending on the user’s system requirements. The OS’ available right now include Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu. Apple iOS OS X is soon to be launched.
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