Aarna Networks has closed its Series A financing round with $1.5 million in investments.
The company, which will provide enterprise Edge and private 5G management services, had an oversubscribed seed fundraising round, with investors including LDV Partners, 3Lines, Carat Venture Partners, and Nvidia.
These investors will join Silicon Valley Quad, Inventus Capital Partners, Arka Venture Labs, and RiSo Capital.
The funding will be used by Aarna to bring its cloud-Edge infrastructure, generative AI workloads, and Private 5G to the market.
According to Tracxn, Aarna has raised a total of $5 million across three funding rounds: two seed rounds, and one early stage. The latest fundraising effort totals $1.5m.
“In this difficult investment climate, our high-quality investors came through with a strong belief in Aarna’s vision and execution, and the massive potential of this marketplace,” said Amar Kapadia, co-founder and CEO of Aarna Networks. “This will enable us to grow our business faster and solve complexity at scale for more customers.”
"Coupled with a visionary team boasting exceptional expertise in the field, our decision to invest in Aarna was fueled by their remarkable capabilities in driving the evolution of Edge computing for AI inference and training,” added Li Lin, venture partner of lead investor LDV Partners.
“By distributing computational power closer to data sources and leveraging private 5G networks, they unlock new realms of efficiency and speed for AI applications. Their capabilities and commitment to making AI more accessible and cost-effective resonate with our vision for a connected, data-driven future."
Aarna Networks was founded in 2018 and is based in San Jose, California, and Bengaluru, India.
The company provides "zero-touch" automation and management software to enterprises and network operators to simplify the management of Edge computing and 5G networks. The software offering is open source and cloud-native.
Aarna Networks lists CableLabs, CapGemini Engineering, Equinix, Keysight, and Tigo as among its customers.
“On average, most 5G radio access networks, or RANs, operate at just 30 percent capacity,” added Sdoma Velayutham, general manager of telecoms at Nvidia. “With Aarna Orchestration, telcos can increase their 5G RAN utilization by dynamically allocating 5G RAN and generative AI workloads on Nvidia accelerated computing platforms, vastly improving their revenue and profitability.”