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SkyKick lands $3M in financing

SkyKick 300x300Like the Cloud technologies fueling the market, cloud migration is creating major opportunities for IT services companies and their investors. Thus it is unsurprising that SkyKick, a Seattle-based start-up that specializes in Office 365 migrations, has secured $3 million in funding – bringing total investment in the company to $7.2 million.

“This round will help us reach thousands more partners around the globe,” said SkyKick co-Founder and co-CEO Todd Schwartz in a statement.

The company plans to use the money to double its staff from 40 to 80 people and to seize the global opportunity for automating Office 365 migrations, including the sales, planning, migration and management.

To date, SkyKick has helped thousands of IT solution providers and distributors like Ingram Micro and SYNNEX Corporation move thousands of businesses to Office 365. Its founding team consists of co-CEOs Evan Richman and Todd Schwartz, who held various leadership positions on Microsoft's Office and Bing teams, and CTO Brad Younge, a member of the founding team at Drugstore.com.

This rounds also adds several strategic private equity investors as well as some notable angel investors such as investor/advisor to Facebook, Twitter and Urber, Tim Ferris, former Qwikki COO, Navin Thukkaram, and Ironfire Capital.

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SkyKick Teams with Ingram Micro, Expands CSP Channel Reach

SkyKick Project Management ApplicationToday, Seattle-based SkyKick announced that it has entered into a partnership with Ingram Micro. Through this agreement, Ingram Micro can offer the SkyKick Migration Suite to its cloud solution provider community via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

So what does SkyKick do? The SkyKick Migration Suite is designed for MSPs, VARs, System Integrators and IT Consultants, and will automate a full Office 365 migration from start to finish. In fact, SkyKick states that this solution reduces up to 90% of the effort from traditional migration tools and can take the migration time from 40 hours to less than 4 hours per project. Check out the image pictured for a look at the Migration Automation dashboard.

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SkyKick Releases Updates, Additions to Microsoft Office365 Migration Solution

Earlier this week, SkyKick, a company that offers Microsoft Office 365 migration services to SMBs, announced the addition of Microsoft Exchange Public Folder migrations automation, as well as an improved Project Management app to the SkyKick Application Suite. SkyKick is currently a one-of-a-kind solution for Office 365 migration automation.

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Cloud|AG, SkyKick Team Up to Migrate Clients to Office 365

In an effort to help drive down the cost and complexity of migrating clients to Office 365, Cloud|AG has selected SkyKick as their cloud migration service of choice.

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