Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash

greatest ….


Networking tech giant Cisco has just agreed to acquire cloud infrastructure startup Meraki, and my industry sources confirm the purchase price was $1.2 billion, all in cash. I’ve also gotten ahold of the letter to Meraki employees from CEO Sanjit Biswas. It’s a huge win for the 330-employee San Francisco startup. [Update: The PR just hit the wire, confirming our details on the acquisition and $1.2 billion price.]

Blogger Greg Ferro first mentioned a rumor about Cisco and Meraki early this morning, speculating they might announce a deal later this week. However, TechCrunch can confirm the purchase and the price tag.

For those unfamiliar, Meraki began as a research project at MIT in 2006. It provides mid to large-size companies, schools, and organizations with on-premise mesh Wi-Fi networking and security devices plus the software to manage them. The tech makes it easy and affordable to run a…

View original post 1,533 more words



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s