Israeli SDK management company SafeDK has closed a Series A financing round of $3.5 million led by StageOne Ventures with the participation of Samsung Next Tel Aviv, Marius Nacht, Kaedan Capital, and angel investor Leon Waisbein. This funding round follows a seed investment of $2.25 million in November 2015.
The Herzliya based company company has also released the first ever iOS SDK Management Platform, after the completion of a successful iOS beta integration in hundreds of thousands of mobile devices. The Android solution was launched less than a year ago and is already deployed on millions of mobile devices worldwide.
SafeDK will use the funds of the current financing round to scale up operations, increase hiring and expand in the US market.
SafeDK was founded in 2014 by two women - CEO Orly Shoavi and VP Business Development Ronnie Sternberg.
Sternberg said, “Our suite of solutions has helped Android mobile developers across the globe ensure that the performance, stability and privacy of their apps are not compromised. Now we are looking to emulate that success to the important iOS development community and expand our activity to new verticals. SafeDK has already proved invaluable in helping to avoid millions of crashes, excessive battery consumption issues as well as privacy breaches, all in production apps.”
Most mobile apps use third party SDKs to add functionalities that include advertising, analytics, social, and more. These SDKs often lead to certain malfunctions of the apps such as slowing down, crashing, excessive battery consumption and real malicious behavior. To safeguard their apps and their users, app publishers simply integrate SafeDK's solution into their development environment, where it automatically identifies all the SDKs in that particular app. From that point onward, the publishers gain full visibility and control over the real-time behavior of their SDKs with the ability to view live SDK issues and statistics, turn their privacy permissions on and off, or remotely deactivate an entire problematic SDK. No additional intervention on the part of the developer is required beyond the initial integration.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 23, 2016
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