TORONTO, 10th Nov 2020– Corporate VPN platform Tailscale raises $12 million in Series A funding from Accel, with participation from Heavybit and Uncork Capital.
Tailscale is a new kind of corporate VPN that helps remote teams and organizations securely access the services they need.
Leveraging zero-trust architecture from BeyondCorp at Google and the WireGuard protocol, Tailscale makes network security accessible to teams of any scale.
The company launched in April with a Seed round and has since served tens of thousands of customers a month.
“A large fraction of the workforce is remote for the first time, forcing teams of every size to rethink security,” said Avery Pennarun, co-founder and CEO of Tailscale. “We offer an easy and fast way to leverage secure private networks without any additional resources or upfront costs, so that teams can focus on productivity, not their VPN.”
Founded in 2019 by ex-Google engineers, Tailscale requires no hardware or infrastructure and sets up VPN in minutes.
As physical VPN gateways have become overloaded during the shift to remote work, companies are attempting to scale VPN gateways through expensive equipment.
Tailscale offers a software alternative by orchestrating a mesh network that connects nodes to one another with WireGuard, mimicking an internal physical network.