back to article Cisco slurps Viptela to bolster SD-WAN management

Cisco has just paid $US610 million to buy an software-defined WAN outfit founded and managed by former Cisco execs. The acquisition is a bit bruising for investors in the company, Viptela, who include outfits like Sequoia Capital, Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Moment Ventures. Last year, the company was valued at …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Interesting that a strategic Cisco acquisition of a significant startup has passed almost unnoticed. I would have expected a little more analysis by El Reg of both the acquisition and the effect on a market that is projected to be worth $6 Billion by 2019.

  2. jamesb2147

    Funding rounds

    Sounds like a series fell through and Viptela needed cash ASAP to accept an offer at that kind of valuation.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Funding rounds

      Yes, I guess that a huge addressable market together with very good technology would indicate something wrong with the execution.

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