Alkira raises $54 mn in Series B funding led by Koch

Alkira announced $54 million in Series B funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) with participation from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and others.
cloud businessAlkira has raised $76 million to date. Amir Khan and Atif Khan are the founders of Alkira.

Alkira will use new funds to scale the company to meet global market demand for the Alkira Cloud Services Exchange (CSX). The Alkira CSX is a global unified network infrastructure delivered as-a-service.

“Koch Industries is a significant customer to cloud providers, and we have seen first-hand how Alkira’s powerful and intuitive network simplifies a company’s transition to the cloud,” said Chase Koch, president of Koch Disruptive Technologies.