Stuttgart, Germany-based AnyDesk, a startup that offers a remote desktop for workers, has raised €6.5 million in a Series A round. The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from angel investors Chris Hitchen and Andreas Burike.
“The remote desktop experience people are used to can be frustrating - it was designed and optimised for technology available more than a decade ago,” said Philipp Weiser, founder and CEO at AnyDesk.
“It takes time to get started and, when you’re finally set up, you may only be able to give a short presentation or help a colleague for 10 minutes while they set up a printer, for example, before you experience issues. At AnyDesk, we approached the remote desktop from a software-focused angle, providing people with the experience they’ve come to expect when consuming content. When you view a website or video on your devices, chances are you don’t think about the web browser or media player working in the background. You’re focused on the content. AnyDesk works in the same way, seamlessly running behind-the-scenes so you can be productive, creative and get on with your work."
The remote desktop has high quality video and sound, fast image transmission, and has been optimised for low-bandwidth scenarios. AnyDesk’s features have been packed into a small 1.9MB file, which transforms any device into your desktop.
AnyDesk has already secured more than 7,000 business customers and has been downloaded by more than 50 million users worldwide.
"This investment and support from EQT Ventures will enable us to continue to innovate on the product and infrastructure, hire fantastic team members and ensure best-in-class service for our customers,” said Weiser.