Biggest VSaaS Funding Yet: Dropcam's New Round Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 09, 2011

While dozens of companies are launching VSaaS services, to date, all of these new companies have relatively small amounts of funding - typically less than a million dollars. Now, Dropcam has announced a new Series A funding round of nearly $6 Million, much higher than any other VSaaS startup. In this note, we examine Dropcam's potential, how it matches up against Axis AVHS partners and other potential rivals.

Dropcam Overview

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