Aperi Secures $10 Million Funding for Increased Demand of Virtualized Media Production
Aperi has closed a round of funding of more than $10 million as it seeks to scale to meet the growing demand from customers for its unique range of services. Much of this investment has come from a group of global industry-focused venture capitalists led by software and cloud technology experts Merapar, and including Ocom, Manuardeo, Innov8on, and Malvern Ventures LLC, which are drawn from the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia.
“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,” said Joop Janssen, CEO, Aperi. “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 realized.”
Thousands of Aperi microservers are used each day to enable service providers, content owners, rights holders, and broadcasters to work faster, more efficiently, and at scale for the lowest-cost and most agile remote production. The combination of the true virtualization that it is able to offer, along with its unique V-Stack media hypervisor-based approach, delivers low-latency media processing for both centralized and de-centralized media networks.
“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,” said Erwin van Dommelen, CEO, Merapar. “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.”