Tech-focused VC fund, Inflexor Ventures, is investing in A5G Networks (“A5G”), which develops cloud-native 4G, 5G and WiFi converged core software.
This investment is an extension of the Seed round raised by A5G in June 2022 from the Bharat Innovation Fund. The company will utilise the funds to augment its team, enhance the technological architecture and expand its business across international markets such as North America, Latin America and APAC.
A5G Networks is founded by Rajesh Mishra, Kaitki Agarwal, Kartik Raval, and Ravi Nathwani – a team of serial entrepreneurs who pioneered the OpenRAN revolution as the founders of Parallel Wireless. The founders hold 170+ patents between them.
With the advent of the metaverse, AR/VR, connected automobiles, industrial IoT and the data explosion in every industry, a highly robust and scalable 5G network is needed. Further, to enhance data security and performance, multiple large enterprises are considering the deployment of private networks. To address this, A5G has developed an autonomous and distributed 5G packet core infrastructure that is microservices-based, ultra-lightweight, plug-and-play and allows multi-cloud deployment.
The recent launch of 5G services by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Mobile Congress 2022 in New Delhi, will also provide tailwinds to the Company’s operations. 5G will unleash the full potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling the creation of innovative products, services, and businesses based on high bandwidth, IoT, and ultra-low latency. 5G will have an impact on every industry, enabling the creation of new products and revenue streams, driving productivity improvements, and promoting sustainability.
Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder & CEO, A5G Networks said, “We are excited to team up with Inflexor Ventures in our journey to transform the mobile packet core infrastructure. This investment will enable us to expand the business worldwide and continue our product leadership with our world class team.”
“The enterprise 5G private network is a critical enabler for accelerating digital transformation in Indian enterprises as it provides faster data connections, inexpensive wireless backhauls, and improved security. We are confident in the founding team’s expertise, wide industry knowledge, and passion to make this a success,” said Jatin Desai, Managing Partner at Inflexor Ventures.
Inflexor Ventures is a sector-agnostic VC firm that invests in deep and emerging technology start-ups from Seed to Series-B stages. The team at Inflexor Ventures brings decades of experience in fund management and investments, serial entrepreneurship with exits to US-listed companies, and global technology and operational roles. Inflexor co-founders were early investors in start-ups like Atomberg, PlayShifu, Entropik, Bellatrix, CloudSek via their Parampara Fund.
A5G Networks Inc. is an enabler in autonomous mobile network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Nashua, USA with offices in Pune, India. A5G Networks is pioneering secure and scalable 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi software to enable distributed network of networks.