Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

Wanova Cloud Israeli startupWanova, the Israeli corporate cloud services provider, has announced the completion of its round B financing totaling $10 million. The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of Greylock Partners and Carmel Ventures, as well as US fund Opus Capital. To date, Wanova has raised a total of $23 million since its inception in 2008.

Wanova is considered a ‘turnkey’ cloud solution, providing Distributed Desktop Virtualization solutions. In a nutshell, its flagship product “Mirage” enables companies to manage, support and protect their computers on the cloud, while providing full offline support and significantly cutting corporate IT costs. Their offering is dubbed “desktop as a service”, and the company has recently been granted a patent for their efficient terminal management technology.

Wanova Virtual Desktop

The layering is one of our secret sauces,” said Barry Phillips, Wanova chief marketing officer and vice president of sales, in an interview. “Because we let the user take advantage of all of the local computing horsepower, you don’t get a user revolt.”

According to VentureBeat, Wanova’s sales have tripled this year, and the company is planning to use the proceeds of this round to continue building its sales force and developing global sales support.

Wanova was founded by Dr Issy Ben-Shaul (CTO) and Ilan Kessler. is based in San Jose, CA and has offices in Netanya, Israel. Together with Israeli startup Gizmox (renamed Visual Web GUi), Wanova is considered a ‘hot’ cloud company coming out of Israel.

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.