Genymobile Grabs $7.7 Million To Become The Red Hat Of Android


Genymobile started in France with an ambitious mission — becoming the unifying Android platform for the enterprise. The company just raised $7.7 million (€7 million) from Alven Capital, with Bpifrance also participating. It is currently working on three different products that makes using Android much easier when you are an Android developer, an IT manager or even an OEM. Genymobile works across all Android devices and makes Android’s well-known fragmentation issue a thing of the past.

“When we started Genymobile, Android was an obvious choice for us,” co-founder and co-CEO Arnaud Dupuis told me. “There were many mobile agencies, everybody wanted to have an app. But nobody is in charge of IT in these companies. We thought we would become the Red Hat of Android. We started by doing a bit of consulting work to keep us afloat. And then, we developed our own solution, Genymotion — Google’s own…

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