Looks like investors are falling over themselves to give money to EnQii !!! Here we see the Silicon Valley Bank, a leading financial institution serving clients in the technology and life sciences industries, join the already impressive consortium of Amadeus, Wellington and Ithmaar – it was only back in September 2008 if you remember that EnQii raised USD 18 million from Amadeus and Wellington !!
Andrew Tsao of Silicon Valley Bank’s affiliate in London told us “The EnQii team has great respect in its industry and is well positioned to lead the fast growing digital signage solutions market,”
He added “We are pleased to be able to provide additional financial resources for EnQii to continue to grow and expand its product offerings.”
EnQii have secured a USD 3 million financing facility from Silicon Valley Bank. This brings the funding raised by EnQii in the last few months to over USD 20m. EnQii, we are told, will use the funds to pursue strategic opportunities and continue to develop innovative products for the digital out of home market.
Ajay Chowdhury, EnQii’s CEO told us “Silicon Valley Bank recognizes the enormous potential that our solution offers and has chosen to invest in our future with this financing and help us continue our rapid growth. We now have a US-based firm joining our consortium and this will help EnQii achieve its vision and ensure ample capital reserves to capitalise on opportunities afforded by today’s economic environment.”
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