San Diego’s Kandji raises $21 million for software that manages Apple devices in the workplace



Kandji, a San Diego startup that helps systems administrators manage and secure Apple devices used by businesses, has raised $21 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding.

The enterprise software firm, which came out of stealth mode about a year ago, previously raised $7.4 million, said co-founder and Chief Executive Adam Pettit.

The startup employs about 40 workers and targets mid-size and large companies with cloud-based, security-focused software for managing Apple devices in the workplace.

Greycroft, a California venture capital firm that has backed Bird, HuffPost and Venmo, led the funding round. Okta Ventures and B Capital Group also participated.

Existing investors in Kandji including First Round Capital took part as well.

While a vast majority of businesses primarily use Windows computers, Apple devices have carved out a niche with certain enterprises. Kandji’s customers include Crunchbase, Belkin, Attentive, Canva, Vivint Solar, Remitly, Netskope, Doximity, HackerOne, Planview, DigiCert, FabFitFun, and Turo.

“The use of Apple devices in the enterprise is growing rapidly, and a massive opportunity exists for a modern Apple enterprise management solution,” said Teddy Citrin, a principal at Greycroft.

Kandji device management platform for Apple computers in the workplace

Kandji device management platform for Apple computers in the workplace

(Kandji)

Kandji’s platform has more than 150 automated device management features, which aim to streamline the workload for Information Technology administrators overseeing MacBooks, iMacs, iPhones and other Apple products,

Kandji will use the new funds to add more features to its platform and hire additional workers to expand its customer base. The company is already preparing updates including enterprise single sign-on, self-service functionality and a public application programming interface for additional apps.

“We are committed to building the next-generation solution that goes far beyond traditional device management and into crucial functions like access, onboarding, and more,” said Pettit. “Kandji is unlike any other solution that exists and will change the landscape of Apple enterprise management.”

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