Michael Maxey, recently hired VP of Business Development at Zededa, met with me during the ARC Industry Forum this week in Orlando to discuss progress the company has made over the past year. It has a niche in what they call edge orchestration—a technology that helps organizations manage their edge computing infrastructure. The company certainly had an impressive year.

Following are some highlights:

  • Concluded 2022 with annual revenue growth of 300% and nodes under management growth of 250%.
  • Closed Series B funding with a broad range of new and existing investors, including Coast Range Capital, Lux Capital, Energize Ventures, Almaz Capital, Porsche Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Juniper Networks, Rockwell Automation, Samsung Next and EDF North America Ventures.

Significant Customer Growth

  • Rockwell Automation chose Zededa as a key technology supplier for its upcoming edge management offering, which allows users to manage edge devices, orchestrate applications, and improve access to manufacturing data.
  • VMware announced a multi-year OEM agreement where Zededa will provide distributed edge management and orchestration capabilities as part of VMware Edge Compute Stack.
  • Emerson integrated Zededa’s edge management and orchestration offer into its DeltaV automation system.
  • Advantech and Zededa debuted a new combined solution for Connected Oilfield Systems.
  • Switch Automation turned to Zededa to solve its operating system management and deployment challenges in providing innovative edge solutions for digital buildings.

Strengthened Leadership Team

  • Erik Nordmark, a co-founder of the company, was promoted to Chief Technology Officer.
  • Paul Campaniello joined as Vice President of Marketing to oversee all aspects of global marketing and communications.
  • Michael Maxey was hired as VP of Business Development to help customers and partners accelerate and simplify the deployment of applications at the edge.
  • Michael Pearl transitioned to a new role as VP of OEM and Embedded Sales to focus on rapidly expanding customer base in the OEM and embedded markets.
  • Ryan Hesson was brought on as VP of Enterprise Sales to lead growth in the enterprise market.
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